Badakhshan, January 6: At least 30 people were killed in a gold mine collapse in Kohistan district of Badakhshan province in Afghanistan on Sunday, reported Tolo News. In the latest tragedy in the war-torn country, nearly 15 people were also injured. Afghanistan Terror Attack: 16 People Killed as Taliban Strikes Ghazni City.
According to the initial reports, villagers had dug a 200-feet (60-meter) deep shaft in a riverbed in search for gold. When the villagers were inside, the wall fell in. The reason for the shaft collapse is not yet known. India Rejects Donald Trump’s Jibe at Narendra Modi on Funding a Library in Afghanistan.
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Meanwhile, the rescue operations are going on and the number of people killed in the incident is likely to be increased. According to AFP, Villagers are also helping in the rescue operations. Landslides are frequent in the northern mountainous regions of Afghanistan, due to its geographic landmark.