Dozens killed in gold mine collapse in Sudan
Aljazeera says Dozens of people have been killed in the collapse of a defunct gold mine in Sudan’s West Kordofan province over the weekend, according to the country’s state-run mining company.
Ismael Tissou, spokesperson for the Sudanese Mineral Resources Company, said on Wednesday at least 38 people were dead, raising an earlier toll of 31.
Tissou said the exact number of people buried was not clear.
On Tuesday, Sudanese Mineral Resources Company Limited said in a statement posted on Facebook the closed, non-functioning mine was located in the village of Fuja, in En Nahud locality, some 700km (435 miles) south of the capital, Khartoum.
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