30 Trapped, One Feared Dead As Mining Pit Collapses In Niger State

30 persons including the site manager whose name was given as Ibrahim Isyaku are still trapped in the collapse pit. Rescue operation is made worse due to the presence of bandits within the general mining area.

The Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency Abdullahi Baba’arah and made available to newsmen in Minna, the mining pit was reported to have collapsed around Monday afternoon.

However, authorities have deployed excavators to the mining site to remove debris and rescue those trapped.

Shiroro local government is blessed with abundant gold deposits in Niger. It is also the epicentre of banditry and terrorism activities in Niger State.

Culled from Channelstv