DAR ES SALAAM (Xinhua) --
A gold miner was killed on Tuesday and three
others seriously injured after a mine collapsed in Tanzania’s
northwest district of Kahama in Shinyanga region, authorities
said on Wednesday.
Kahama District Commissioner, said the three injured miners were
in critical conditions.
“The mine collapsed
and buried them. One victim came out unscathed,” she said,
adding that one of the three miners was rushed to Bugando
Referral Hospital in Mwanza for specialized treatment.
Macha said the
accident occurred on Tuesday night, after walls of the hole they
were working in collapsed, burying them in the process.
Macha suspended all
mining activities in the area pending investigations from the
Minerals Department in the Ministry of Minerals.
an eyewitness, said when the incident occurred they immediately
embarked on trying to rescue the victims but only managed to
remove three of them.
“We are not sure
whether there were other miners inside,” he said.