Alexis Matabaro, Stefanie Ntirenganya, and Stafanie Nizeimana, the three men who were said to have been trapped in a tungsten and tantalum mine since Monday in Gakenke District were found alive, Police confirms.
The three went to dig for precious stones, but they found the mining crater to be flooded with water and decided to get rid of the water by using a water pumping machine, so as to continue digging.
However, at a certain point the pump stopped working, they decided to shift the pump deeper 28 meters further underground to suck out the water and, in the process, they suffered from oxygen deficiency and it was thought they’re dead and buried under.
Northern region Police spokesperson, IP Innocent Gasasira has reported that the three miners were rescued and they’re alive.
“The first miner was rescued yesterday evening, then later the other two were also saved. They’re a live”