Seven artisanal miners including children were reported dead by a landslide on June 9 at a gold mining site in Belita, east region, Cameroun. Hundreds of artisanal miners are digging regularly for gold in abandoned mines in the region. The landslide occurred in a mine left by a mining company. companies fail to close holes after extracting gold. From 2013, more than 157 casualties were caused by these types of landslides. The whole mine subsides and sometimes, the holes are filled with water drowning the miners.
The news was reported by the Mimi Mefo Info News on Twitter.
Seven persons are reported to have died following a landslide in a gold yard in Belita, East Region of Cameroon.
The victims are said to consist of three men, two women, and two children.
More details soon!
— Mimi Mefo Info (@MimiMefoInfo) June 10, 2022