Burkina Faso: Dozens Killed In Blast At Gold Mine
At least sixty people were killed on the Monday in an explosion at a make-shift gold mine in a village near Gaoua in south-west Burkina Faso. Also more people were injured, including women and children.It happened as explosives stored near a gold panning site blew up, local officials and witnesses said. Most of the injured
people were evacuated to the Gaoua Regional Hospital. A regional prosecutor who visited the scene too said an investigation had also been opened into the tragedy. Accidents are aslo frequent at unauthorised mining operations in some African countries, also with safety regulation often minimal or non-existent.