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Mine collapses, kills two in Gicumbi

By IGIHE
On 28 December 2022 at 10:23

Two young men from Ruvune Sector in Gicumbi District of Northern Province have died as a wolfram mine collapsed on them.

The incident happened on 26th December 2022 around 16h:50. It is said that the young men were extracting minerals in unlicensed mining site.

Sources reveal that the deceased are identified as Donat Irafasha,18, and Noel Ntakirutima, 28. Following the incident, their bodies were taken to Byumba Hospital for postmortem.

The executive secretary of Ruvune Sector, Oscar Beningoma has disclosed that the young men were extracting minerals from a pit nearby the home of a resident who immediately escaped.

“The deceased died while trying to excavate minerals from a toilet-like pit located in banana plantation surrounding a resident’s home,” he said.

Beningoma also sent his condolences to the bereaved families, urged residents to abide by laws and avoid illegal mining activities


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