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A Mine Landslide Claims Three Lives in Far North Cameroon
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Posted on May 14, 2020, 11:17 am
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A landslide that occurred in a mine site, Far North Region, Cameroon on May 7th breaking 8th, 2020 claimed the lives of three Chadian Miners who were at the site.

mine site

The tri-weekly Sahel newspaper revealed that the site is located in the Banue National Park where mining and hunting activities have been prohibited by the government but the miners have persisted in carrying out their activities.

According to another gold miner of the locality, “Despite the authorities’ ban, the activity is regularly practiced in this locality. They are mainly Chadians, Central Africans, Nigerians and Cameroonians who come mainly from the Adamawa region.”

SDO at mine site,  Far North Cameroon

Talking to the newspaper media, the miner added that, “It is unfortunate but it should be noted that this type of incident rarely happens. It has been a long time we saw death on this site. We only have small incidents as injuries.”

mine  landslide

Meanwhile, the government recently warned explorers of mine sites to ensure a rehabilitation of the filling of mine holes after exploitation to mitigate chances of unforeseen death circumstances. This has often been the case in mine sites for illegal local miners who go seeking for remnants.

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