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About thirty killed in landslide in Chad gold mine

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A landslide has killed about thirty people at an illegal gold mine in Chad.

Moreover, the incident occurred on Tuesday, September 24, in a mine at the Tibesti region near the Libyan border.

According to the Defense Minister, Mahamat Sala, more victims might still be buried in the rubble.

Significantly, Tibesti has witnessed rapid growth in illegal mining in recent years, often by refugees from Sudan looking for money to go to Europe or by rebels fighting the army.

Meanwhile, illegal miners use unsafe methods, which makes accidents more prominent in such mines in Africa.

Similarly, forty people died when part of Glencore copper and cobalt mine collapsed in Southern Congo.

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