BREAKING NEWS: Liberia: Over 40 Illegal Miners Buried Underground
Tappita, Nimba County – FrontPageAfrica has gathered that at least 45 gold miners from the Kartee Gold Mines located in Gboanipea, about 10 kilometers away from Tappita, in District Number Six, Nimba County, are reportedly buried underground.
Report by Franklin Doloquee, FPA Nimba Contributor
According to our Nimba County Contributor, who visited the gold mines, 12 gold miners were said to be the first group of victims, who lost their lives few days prior to the 45 men, who are now feared dead according to the latest incident.
Our Contributor further said the Kartee Gold Mine was ordered closed by local authorities in Tappita last month following reports of mass deaths of illicit miners in the area, but the warning was said to have been ignored and mining activities continued unabated in the areas.
Our Contributor was told that these unskilled miners take risk by under-digging the ground without putting a very good braces to uphold the top flood as they dig further into the earth. According to our Contributor, no arrest has been made and illegal miners can still be seen in the areas.
More details to follow…