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60 killed as gold mine collapses

More than 60 miners were killed this week in Sudan's Darfur region when the gold mine they were working in collapsed, a police spokesman said yesterday.

Ahmed Amr said fighting had broken out in January between two tribes over access to the mine in the Jebel Amir area of North Darfur, and authorities had closed it after several people were killed in the violence. It had since reopened.

A politician from the area said the mine collapsed on Monday, while a witness said that rescue efforts had failed.

Irish Independent