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Zamfara mining pit collapse kills three, injures 11

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A mining field in Nigeria

Three small-scale miners were killed and 11 others were injured after a mining pit collapsed in Dan Kamfani, Anka Local Government, Zamfara State.

According to Channnels Television, an eyewitness who works at the vicinity and prefers to remain anonymous said the incident happened at 4 p.m. o Thursday.

He claimed that the number of casualties cannot be determined because to the death of the mining pi, which is 275 metres deep.

The deceased are all from the Yar Tsabaya area of Anka LGA, according to the eyewitness.

“The mining collapsed a few minutes to 4 p.m. on Thursday, we don’t know the exact number of people inside the mining pit, but three dead bodies were recovered, and 11 others are seriously wounded.

“The three people who died are from the Yar Tsabaya district of Anka Local Government. Up till now, we don’t have the actual figure of the people inside, and we cannot confirm the number of people because the mining pit is about 275 metres deep”

He said the injured are currently receiving treatment at the Anka General Hospital.

Zamfara is rich in solid resources such as gold, iron ore, limestone, and granite.

Illegal mining in Zamfara State has fueled banditry and other criminal activities throughout the years.

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