DR Congo: More than 50 killed in gold mine collapse

More than 50 people were been killed when three small-scale gold mines in the eastern Democratic of Republic Congo collapsed on Friday, officials have confirmed.

A landslide triggered by days of heavy rains in the South Kivu region near to the mines caused the cave-in.

Dozens of people die each year in accidents in largely unregulated artisanal mines in the DRC, where often ill-equipped workers dig for globally sought-after raw materials such as gold, copper and cobalt.

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