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One Dead, Over 30 Trapped As Mining Pit Collapses In Niger State

Posted by Amarachi on Wed 05th Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

It was gathered that the site manager, Alhaji Ibrahim Ishaku, is among the trapped workers while six others have been rescued alive.

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One person has been reported dead while 30 others have been trapped after a mining site collapsed in Galgoko village, Shiroro Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger state.

The Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alhaji Abdullahi Baba Arah, who confirmed this said the incident occurred on June 3, 2024.

It was gathered that the site manager, Alhaji Ibrahim Ishaku, is among the trapped workers while six others have been rescued alive.

Baba-Arah said that rescue efforts are further hampered by the difficult environment and banditry activities.

Arah, said rescue efforts are further hampered by the difficult environment and banditry activities.

“NSEMA received a report of a mining pit collapse at Galkogo village of Shiroro LGA. The mine site belongs to a company named “African Minerals and Logistics limited
.” he said.

“The collapse was as a result of the rainfall impacts that soften the soil,”

He explained that rescuers had to run for their lives as the mine pit kept falling inside.

“Due to the unacceptable nature of that environment as a result of banditry, the information of the incident is very scanty, including rescue operations. Meanwhile, excavators have been deployed for the rescue operations,” he added.

Due to the unacceptable nature of that environment as a result of banditry, the information of the incident is very scanty, including rescue operations. Meanwhile, excavators have been deployed for the rescue operations”.

A resident who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “one person has been confirmed dead, six people were rescued with severe injuries, while about 30 people including the site manager, Alh Ibrahim Ishaku are still trapped as of yesterday being Monday."

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