No fewer than three small-scale miners have died while 11 others were injured when a mining pit collapsed in Dan Kamfani, Anka Local Government of Zamfara State.
An eyewitness who works around the area and craved anonymity told Channels Television on Saturday that the incident occurred around 4 p.m. on Thursday.
He stated that the number of casualties can’t be confirmed due to the death of the mining pi which is 275 metres deep.
The eyewitness added that the deceased are all from the Yar Tsabaya district in Anka LGA.
Recall the state governor, Dauda Lawal, had on September 23, issued a ban on illegal mining activities and ordered law enforcement officials to take stringent action against violators.