15 people killed in Guinea gold mine collapse




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At least 15 were in a landslide at a gold mine in West African of , according officials.

Tatakourou mine collapsed on Saturday, miners instantly, said Sekou Biniou Simagan, a local councilor.

On Sunday, rescuers were still digging the rubbles, searching for survivors.


The bodies of the 15 artisanal miners, were all male and between the ages of 14 and 40 were retrieved by Saturday evening.

They were in a mass grave after rites were performed.

The gold mine lies outside the city of Siguiri, 800 kilometres the capital, Conakry.

The mine attracts both industrial machinery and artisanal miners dig with manual tools.

(dpa/NAN)