Tuesday, 24 September 2019 02:46 GMT

Tanzania: landslide kills1, wounds 8 in Mwanza

(MENAFN) On Tuesday, at least an artisanal miner murdered and eight more were wounded as a result of a landslide that occurred at Shilalo gold mines, in Tanzania's northwest region of Mwanza, police affirmed.

Muliro Jumanne, the Mwanza regional police commander, informed a news conference, "The landslide occurred when the miners were digging gold at a gold mine located at Shilalo in Misungwi district," adding that one miner remains missing.

Jumanne emphasized that the landslide, which took place at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, struck two pits.

The police officer stated, "The landslide blocked the miners' entrance and rescuers had to work hard to unblock the entrance".


Tanzania: landslide kills1, wounds 8 in Mwanza

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