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


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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