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MINE ACCIDENT IN DRC BAS-UÉLÉ: FOUR DEAD, SEVERAL MISSING

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The provincial government of Bas-Uélé informed of the death of several people this Tuesday, August 1st around following an accident in the seminary mining site, Ndafu site, Gaya chiefdom in the territory of Bondo. 

Without giving the exact number of diggers who worked in the mine during the incident, the authorities indicate that four bodies were extricated from the rubble and four people saved. Several people are still missing.  

“The crisis cell was set up with a search and rescue mission that mobilized more than 1,500 volunteers with the services in search of survivors.

 The operation is underway, while hoping to save as many lives as possible. Four dead bodies had just been recovered, four survivors had also been recovered, including three seriously injured who were admitted to the emergency room.

 An in-depth investigation will be carried out to determine the exact circumstances of this tragic event,” announced the provincial government of Bas-Uele. 

The governor of the province of Haut-Uélé, Jean – Robert Nzanza calls for unity and solidarity with the families of the victims, in order to overcome this ordeal and to ensure that such tragedies do not happen again.

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