60 People got Killed in Sudan’s Gold Mine Collapse

Sudan gold mine

In Sudan at the western region of Darfur, a gold mine crashes on its miners, which led to kill 60 people and left more people stuck down 130 feet (40 meters) deep, as stated by a local commissioner.

Haroun Al-Hussein, a local commissioner in the town of Al-Sireaf in the Jebel Amer region of North Darfur state, said on the phone, rescue forces headed to the informal mine to rescue the rest of the people in the mine.

To overcome the loss in oil production, Sudan is trying to increase their gold production. On April 1, President Omar Al-Bashir said to the parliament that there are aims to export around 50 metric tons of gold this year. Sudan made $2.2 billion from gold exports in 2012.