75 feared dead in Tanzanian mine floods

Mar

31
2008

ARUSHA, Tanzania (AP) -3.29.08- At least 75 miners are missing and believed to have died in tanzanite mines flooded by heavy rains in northeastern Tanzania, a government official said Saturday. A journalist and a mine owner said at least six bodies have been recovered so far. Mine owners reported the 75 men went missing Friday as heavy rains pounded their mines in Mererani, 25 miles southeast of Arusha, said Manyara Regional Commissioner Henry Shekifu. The Tanzanian government is trying to get equipment to the mines to drain the water in hopes of retrieving the men, Shekifu said. Read more


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