Fourteen dead after illegal mine collapses in DR Congo

AFP Kinshasa, DR Congo Oct 02, 2019, 10.33 PM(IST)

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The accident happened at Kampene, 180 kilometres south of town of Kindu.

Fourteen people were killed on Wednesday when an illegal gold mine collapsed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said, giving a provisional toll.

"Fourteen dead, three hospitalised with serious injuries. Search continuing," Steve Mbikayi, the minister of national solidarity and humanitarian action, said in a tweet.

The accident happened at Kampene, 180 kilometres south of town of Kindu.