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Fate of 40 trapped miners uncertain at Kartee gold mines in Liberia

Mining News - Published on Fri, 15 Feb 2019

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Front Page Africa Online reported that about 40 miners are still deep underground buried under mud and debris while in search for gold in the Kartee gold mines located in Gboanipea, about 10 kilometers away from Tappita, in District Number Six, Nimba County in Liberia. Five bodies have been recovered while three persons were rescued and taken to the hospital.

The Disaster Management Team is yet to provide any update on the incident or announce a rescue plan since it happened on Sunday this week. When contacted on Tuesday, the Disaster Management Team told FrontPageAfrica that they were unaware of the disaster.

FrontPageAfrica gathered that prior to Sunday’s incident, 12 persons lost their lives in similar manner at the mine.

Our contributor further said the Kartee Gold Mine was ordered closed by local authorities in Tappita last month following reports of mass deaths of illicit miners in the area, but the warning was said to have been ignored and mining activities continued unabated in the areas.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 15 Feb 2019
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