Rwanda mining accident kills 11

Eleven miners have died in an accident at a tin mine in the Rwamagana district of eastern Rwanda, a police spokesman said Sunday.

“Ten of them were already dead when they were pulled out … and the eleventh, who was still alive, was taken to hospital but died there,” Eric Kayiranga told AFP about the accident which happened on Saturday.

Accidents of this type are relatively frequent in the small tin ore mines in the region.


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