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Video: 8 Trapped After Goldmine Collapses In Abimbo In Bondo, Rescue Operations Still Underway

Rescue operation at Abimbo gold mine in Bondo underway after eight people were trapped when a mining shaft collapsed.

Police said that the victims had gone to their daily mining expedition before the walls of the shaft caved in burying them alive.

According to Abimbo site manager David Orido, the shaft gold mine craved in after the reinforcement on its walls weakened.

By press time, the site manager who has hopes that the victims will be retrieved while alive, said that they were digging the soli that was still blocking the entrance of the gold mine so that the eight can be retrieved.

Bondo Deputy County Commissioner Richard Karani, who toured the site, confirmed that they have already liased with the relevant rescue team to come up with an idea of how the eight can be safely rescued.

He confirmed that the two victims who successfully got out of the shaft sustained minor injuries and were admitted at a local dispensary and discharged.

"The rescue operations is still ongoing and we have warned the miners to refrain from working in unlicensed gold sites to prevent such incident from happening in the near future,"Richard said.

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