Twelve die in Mozambique mining accident

Maputo , July 16 (AFP) Twelve miners have died in a mine collapse in Mozambique s remote northwest, state media has reported. The victims were likely all Mozambicans, the governor of Niassa province, Arnaldo Bimbe, told the Noticias newspaper yesterday. Local officials said few details were available because of the mines remote location. Northwestern Mozambique is rich in gold, coal and other mineral resources, and informal mining is widespread. The formal mining sector was underdeveloped for years due to Mozambiques 16-year civil war, which ended in 1992.

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