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At Least 50 Gold Miners Die in East Congo, Adding to String of Deadly Accidents

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At least 50 miners died after flooding at an unregulated gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said, adding to the deadly tally of recent accidents at illegal and small-scale mines around the developing world.

The mainly young victims were working at a large, unregulated mine in the east of the country Friday when water from a nearby river flooded three tunnels following torrential rains, according to the provincial governor, Theo Kasi. Provincial officials said they believed at least 50 workers were…

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