Three dead as another mining pit collapses in Niger State

Friday, June 14, 2024 
Three persons have died following the collapse of a mining pit in Adunu community, Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State.

This is coming barely two weeks after a mining site collapsed at Galadima Kogo in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state, with 14 people still trapped. 

The state Chairman of the Miners Association of Nigeria, Yusuf Shuaibu, who confirmed the latest incident said that the pit caved in around 10 am on Thursday, June 13, 2024. 

He added that the association had mobilised a team for on-the-spot assessment of the scene of the incident with support from the government of Niger State. 

The Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Abdullahi Baba’arah, confirmed the death of three persons and the rescue of one person in the community. 

According to the DG, all those trapped were recovered from the pit following community efforts.

The mining site is said to be an illegal one that attracts mostly women and children from the community.

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