Two Killed In Abandoned Mine In Morocco
RABAT, June 5, 2018, (AltAfrika) – Two freelance miners have died in a rockfall in an abandoned Moroccan lead mine in a region hit by protests after the similar deaths of two other miners in December, state news agency MAP said.
“Two people, aged 33 and 42, were killed on Sunday after a lead gallery partially collapsed in the commune of Sidi Boubker in the province of Jerada,” it said.
One died at the scene and the other was taken to hospital in the northeastern city of Oujda where he succumbed to his injuries, it added.
The government has promised to provide alternative jobs in the area and to seal off all abandoned mines. Residents say the town has been neglected since its coal and lead mines were closed some 20 years ago.