Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Mwanza police mount operation against gold miners

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
From DAVID AZARIA in Geita

POLICE in Mwanza Region has announced a special operation that would lead to the arrest of gold miners suspected of carrying out artisanal mining illegally in Geita district.

The Mwanza Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr Simon Siro, made the revelation on Monday when addressing journalists at his office following reports that gold miners were buried alive at the mines in Geita.

The announcement comes few days after some media outlets alleged that more than 70 gold miners were feared buried at Nyakagwe Gold mine and four others in Backreef Gold mine in Geita District, Mwanza Region.

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