Sudan: 14 miner dead, 20 injured in mine collapse

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Friday, mining sector authorities said that fourteen persons were killed when a gold mine in northern Sudan collapsed.

According to a short statement released by the Sudanese Mineral Resources Corporation. One of the slopes around the Jebel Al-Ahmar gold mine near the Egyptian border fell on Thursday afternoon.

The fall reportedly injured at least twenty other miners. Those who sustained serious injuries were sent to the hospital.

Moataz Hajj, a spokesperson for Sudanese Mining Resources Company, told The Associated Press on Friday that the final trapped miners had been safely rescued.

According to witnesses cited in a report by Sudan’s state news agency SUNA, the workers were using heavy equipment to search for gold within mining wells when the accident occurred.

According to the state company, the remains have been taken to the neighboring town of Wadi Halfa for burial.

Sudan has several gold mines, making it a significant gold producer. Inadequate safety measures and maintenance make collapses common.

The collapse of an abandoned gold mine in West Kordofan in 2021 cost the lives of 31 people.

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