Mining accidents

People gather at the scene of a gold mine collapse near the town of Kamituga, South Kivu province, in eastern Congo Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. More than 50 people are dead after landslides collapsed three artisanal gold mines near the town of Kamituga in eastern Congo's South Kivu province on Friday, officials said. (Jeff Mwenyemali/Maisha RDC via AP)
September 12, 2020 - 6:13 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — More than 50 people are dead after landslides caused the collapse of three artisanal gold mines near the city of Kamituga in eastern Congo’s South Kivu province on Friday, officials said. Heavy rains for days led to the disaster. “The diggers and the transporters of the...
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In this aerial photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescue workers are seen near the site of a collapsed two-story restaurant in Xiangfen County of Linfen City, northern China's Shanxi Province, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Rescue efforts ended at the two-story restaurant in the northern China village that collapsed during an 80th birthday celebration for a resident, leaving more than two dozen dead, authorities said Sunday. (Yang Chenguang/Xinhua via AP)
August 30, 2020 - 6:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — Rescue efforts ended at a two-story restaurant in a northern Chinese village that collapsed during a local resident's 80th birthday celebration, leaving 29 people dead, authorities said Sunday. The Ministry of Emergency Management said another 28 people were injured, seven of them...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2015 file photo, The Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial is shown in Whitesville, W.Va. A public service scheduled for Sunday, April 5, 2020, at a memorial in Whitesville, W.Va., on the 10-year anniversary of the disaster was canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Raby, File)
April 05, 2020 - 6:20 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A planned public gathering was shelved on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades. Heartfelt speeches gave way Sunday to silent remembrances and individual prayers for the 29 men who died at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. The...
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February 06, 2020 - 10:11 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Some 20 miners are trapped underground after a mine shaft collapsed in Zimbabwe, state media reported Thursday, and a police spokesman said at least two bodies had been recovered. Spokesman Paul Nyathi said the miners have been trapped since Wednesday when they entered for...
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May 20, 2019 - 11:50 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Crews in New Zealand on Tuesday reentered an underground coal mine where a methane explosion killed 29 workers more than eight years ago, raising hopes among family members that they might find bodies and new evidence that leads to criminal charges. Anna Osborne,...
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Rescuers load the body of a victim of a collapsed mine onto a truck in Bolaang Mongondow, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Rescuers have passed water and food to some of the dozens of people trapped in a collapsed Indonesian gold mine, an official said Thursday, calling the gruelling rescue effort a race against time, in the remote inaccessible location. ((AP Photo/Harry Tri Atmojo)
March 02, 2019 - 1:51 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An official overseeing a grueling rescue at a collapsed Indonesian gold mine said that the voices of dozens of trapped miners are no longer being heard as the effort to reach them continued for a fourth day Saturday. Rescuers are currently not entering the mine in North...
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Rescuers stand at the entrance of a collapsed mine in Bolaang Mongondow, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Rescue workers used makeshift stretchers to haul victims of the gold mine collapse through steep jungle terrain to safety, as the death toll rose and dozens remained trapped in the debris. (AP Photo)
March 01, 2019 - 12:00 am
BOLAANG MONGONDOW, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers brought an excavator to the remote Indonesian gold mine that collapsed earlier this week, trapping dozens, hoping to speed up rescue efforts despite the risk of triggering landslides. Local disaster official Abdul Muin Paputungan said Friday the death...
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In this undated photo released by Indonesian Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) rescuers evacuate a survivor from a collapsed gold mine in Bolaang Mongondow, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The collapse of an unlicensed gold mine in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province has buried dozens of people, a disaster official said Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, as emergency personnel used their bare hands and farm tools in a desperate attempt to reach victims calling for help from beneath the rubble. (BASARNAS via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 12:29 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An unlicensed gold mine in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province buried dozens of people, a disaster official said Wednesday, as emergency personnel dug with bare hands and farm tools as they desperately sought to unearth victims calling for help from beneath the rubble...
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A woman emerges from a tent where bodies of the small-scale gold miners who were caught underground Tuesday are being identified, on the outskirts of Kadoma town about 200 kilometres west of Harare, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Eight subsistence miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe were rescued on Saturday, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
February 17, 2019 - 8:34 am
KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Searchers have recovered 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground. Henrietta Rushwaya, leader of the country's small-scale miners' association, said Sunday that 23 of the bodies have been...
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February 13, 2019 - 9:19 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials say five bodies were recovered Wednesday and 40 are still trapped in a collapsed gold mine. Officials fear those still in the pit mine in northeastern Liberia, which collapsed on Saturday, may also be dead, although some survivors have been rescued. Nimba...
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