Eight dead, three injured in mining quarry accident

By IGIHE
On 16 October 2017 at 10:43

A mining quarry in Nyamirama cell, Muhanga Sector of Muhanga District has caved in, instantly killing eight people leaving three injured.

Speaking to IGIHE yesterday, Muhanga District Mayor, Beatrice Uwamariya, confirmed the incident saying that all the eleven affected people were practicing illegal mining.

“Eight died instantly, but three were taken to Kabgayi Hospital for medical care. We found eleven in total, but were are not sure whether more people were inside,” she said.

Uwamariya said that more search is being carried out to confirm whether there are no more victims.


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