Friday, 8 October 2010

Ten feared dead in mine pit, two bodies recovered

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

TWO Gold Miners died on Thursday when they were buried alive while mining at Geita Gold Mine in Mwanza Region.

According to report released to the media, about ten gold miners are feared buried but one of the miners was rescued alive.

Only two bodies had been recovered. The deceased were identified as Musa Malele (25), a resident of Mhama village and one who was identified by one name only as Mashimba, a resident of Bugarama District in Shinyanga Region.

Police in Geita District confirmed the incident saying that it occurred on Thursday at around 8 in the morning at Nyaruyeye village in Nyarugusu ward. The mine pit is owned by Masasi John (37) a resident of Nyarugusu village.

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