Sudan Gold mine collapse kills at least 38 people

Several shafts at the Darsaya mine crumbled, according to local media, and at least eight miners were wounded and rushed to a local hospital.

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According to Sudan’s state-run mining firm, dozens of lives were lost when a dormant gold mine in West Kordofan region crumbled.

The crash of the abandoned, non-functioning mine transpired in the village of Fuja, in the En Nahud location, 700 kilometers (435 miles) south of the capital, Khartoum, according to an announcement posted on Facebook on Tuesday by Sudanese Mineral Resources Company Limited.

The crash of the abandoned, non-functioning mine transpired in the village of Fuja, in the En Nahud location, 700 kilometers (435 miles) south of the capital, Khartoum, according to an announcement posted on Facebook on Tuesday by Sudanese Mineral Resources Company Limited.

It asserted that there were at least 31 deaths and injuries, but did not provide a definite number. According to later reports, 38 lives were lost.

Several shafts at the Darsaya mine crumbled, according to local media, and at least eight miners were wounded and rushed to a local hospital.

Villagers assembled at the scene incident of the incident while at least two dredgers attempted to find any survivor and remains, according to the mining company.

The mine was not functioning, according to the company, but local miners came back to work it after security agents safeguarding the site left. It did not indicate when the mine ceased operations.

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