Mine collapses in Rulindo, kills two

By IGIHE
On 6 February 2021 at 03:19

Two people from Mahaza cell, Ntarabana sector of Rulindo district have died in a Cassiterite mine that collapsed yesterday.

It is said that the two men aged 28 and 29 respectively woke up in the wee hours and went to steal Cassiterite in one of mine sites in Rulindo.

The executive secretary of Mahaza cell, Kayigana Jean Baptiste has told IGIHE that the mine collapsed as the deceased were stealing Cassiterite from closed mine sites.

“These men died in mine collapse around 3am as they stole Cassiterite in Rutongo. These mines have been closed for quite some time,” he said.

Kayigana appealed on residents to avoid illegal mining activities to avoid health hazards.


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