Tanzania: 13 people trapped as mine collapses in remote area

2017-01-26 21:58
Mine (File : Bloomberg)

Mine (File : Bloomberg)

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Dar Es Salaam - A search team in Tanzania was trying to rescue more than a dozen people trapped underground after a Chinese-owned gold mine collapsed in a remote region, a police official said on Thursday.

Police commander Mponjoli Mwabulambo said a massive mound of earth collapsed early on Thursday in Nyarugusu village in the country's northeast, burying at least 13 workers, including a Chinese national.

"A rescue team has been deployed since morning. The team hasn't managed to pull out a body," he said.

The commander said the mine is part of a Chinese company known as RZP.

It was not immediately possible to get more details about the mine's owners.

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