Mining Pit Collapse Traps 30, Kills One In Niger State

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One person has been confirmed dead, several others injured, and 30 persons including the site manager still trapped as a mining pit collapsed in the Galkago community of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

The Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency Abdullahi Baba’arah and made available to newsmen in Minna, the mining pit was reported to have collapsed around Monday afternoon.

According to authorities, 30 persons, including the site manager Ibrahim Isyaku, are still trapped in the collapse pit. Rescue operation is made worse due to the presence of bandits within the general mining area.

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