Ten killed in gold mine collapse in Burkina

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Ten people were killed when a makeshift gold mine collapsed in western Burkina Faso, a miners’ association said on Thursday.

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso –

“The death toll so far is 10,” he added giving a provisional toll confirmed by Moussa Ouedraogo, another member of the association. Gold has overtaken cotton to become the poor West African country’s main export, with 17 industrial mines producing around 70 tonnes per year.

 

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