Eight Killed In Guinean Gold Mine Landslide

CONAKRY– At least 15 people were killed yesterday, after a landslide hit a gold mine in Guinea’s north-east Siguiri region.


An official of Norassoba town, Fatoumata Traore, said that, the landslide had killed eight people and injured five.


The victims’ bodies have been sent to a local hospital, where four injured persons are being treated, with the one seriously injured transferred to the Kankan regional hospital for emergency treatment, Traore said.


North-eastern Guinea is rich in gold resources. In Siguiri Province, accidents such as landslides occur frequently, due to illegal gold mining activities.



Source: Nam News Network