North Afghanistan gold mine collapse traps 1-Xinhua

North Afghanistan gold mine collapse traps 1

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-06-07 16:11:00

KABUL, June 7 (Xinhua) -- At least one miner has been trapped in a gold mine collapse in north Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, local media TOLOnews reported on Friday.

The incident took place late Thursday while a miner was working in the Dara Ali area of Faizabad city, the provincial capital of Badakhshan, the media outlet quoted Hekmatullah Mohammadi, director of the province's department of information and culture, as saying.

According to the report, search and rescue efforts at the gold mine have intensified.

Badakhshan is a remote and mountainous province of Afghanistan, home to numerous untouched mines, especially gold and lapis lazuli mines.