Landslide at Chad gold mine kills at least 30 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 27, 2019

Landslide at Chad gold mine kills at least 30

A landslide at an illegal gold mine in Chad has killed about 30 people, a government minister said yesterday. The mine in the Tibesti region near the Libyan border collapsed early on Tuesday and more victims might still be buried in the rubble, defence minister Mahamat Sala told Reuters. Tibesti has witnessed rapid growth in illegal mining in recent years, often by refugees from Sudan looking for quick money to head to Europe or by rebels fighting the army.

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