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Mine collapses in Kamonyi, kills one

By IGIHE
On 4 January 2022 at 07:05

An unlicensed mine in Runda sector of Kamonyi district has collapsed leaving one dead and three injured.

The mine collapsed on Sunday 2nd January 2022.

Following the mining accident, the owner of the mining site was immediately arrested over running operations without licensing.

Kamonyi district vice mayor for economic affairs, Uzziel Niyongira has told IGIHE that the three people injured are receiving medical treatment at Remera Rukoma Hospital.

“The three people injured in the accident are receiving treatment at Remera Rukoma Hospital while the deceased has been taken to district hospital,” he said.

Niyongira further explained that the district has launched crackdown on mining sites operating without license to prevent similar health risks.

The mining site is located in Runda sector of Kamonyi district.

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