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Mauritania / Tiris province: Three gold diggers were killed inside a well

2019-05-10

Three gold diggers were killed, yesterday, following the falling of a well, in “Eklib Nadour”, inside the closed military zone in the province of Tiris Zemmour, North of Mauritania.

The two wells collapsed on six gold diggers in “Eklib Nadour” quarry, in the closed military zone.

The “Sahara Media" website stated that three of them were rescued, while the security authorities and other diggers were unable to save the remaining victims, in view of the huge debris that buried them inside the well.

The collapse of the gold wells has resulted in the death of many diggers, since the gold rush began in the Mauritanian deserts a few years ago. Moreover, recent road accidents led also to the death of many people.

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