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30 killed as gold mine collapses in Afghanistan

Another seven were injured in the incident in Kohistan district of Badakhshan province, district governor Mohammad Rustam Raghi told AFP.  

Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: January 06, 2019 17:33 IST
Gold mine collapses in Afghanistan

Gold mine collapses in Afghanistan

At least 30 people have died and seven others injured in a gold mine collapse in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday. 
 
The incident happened in Kohistan district of Badakhshan province.
 
Villagers had dug a 60-metre (200-feet) deep shaft in a river bed to search for gold. They were inside when the walls fell in, according to news agency AFP.
 
"The people were using an excavator to dig a big hole in the river when it collapsed, trapping dozens of workers," district governor Mohammad Rustam Raghi told AFP.
 
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