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 mine’s 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 Mozambique’s 16-year civil war, which ended in 1992.