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At Least 30 Dead in Gold Mine Collapse in Afghanistan

KABUL – At least 30 people have been killed and others were injured on Sunday after a gold mine in a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan collapsed, local authorities said.

“People were working in a gold exploring factory when it collapsed in Kohistan district of northern Badakhshan province,” said spokesperson for the provincial governor, Nik Nazari.

Nazari said it was still too early to give an exact number of deaths and people injured.

According to initial reports, at least 30 workers have died as a result of the accident and another five were injured.

The miners were 20 meters (65 feet) below the ground when the collapse occurred, according to Nazari.

Afghan authorities were working to send support to the area.

Afghanistan is rich in mineral resources, but its mining industry has developed informally in many regions, with workers finding themselves in precarious conditions.

The most important deposits, according to official sources, are iron and copper, as well as niobium and gold.

 

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