30 Gold Miners Feared Dead in Tanzanian Mine

Associated Press

As many as 30 gold miners may have been killed last month in cave-ins at illegal mines, the state-run Shihata news agency said Monday.

In a report published in the government-owned Daily News, the agency quoted two survivors as saying a police inspector had hired them to extract gold from a mine that the government had ordered closed. The dispatch said that as many as 30 men may have been buried when three adjacent pits collapsed last month in northwestern Tanzania near Lake Victoria.

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