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    At Least 30 People Killed After Gold Mine Collapses in N Afghanistan – Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 30 people were killed and another 15 injured after a gold mine collapsed in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Badakhshan on Sunday, the TOLONews broadcaster reported citing local officials.

    Badakhshan governor’s spokesman Nek Mohammad Nazari said that the incident took place in Kohistan district, according to the media.

    "The villagers have been involved in this business for decades with no government control over them," Nazari said.

    "We have sent a rescue team to the area, but villagers have already started removing bodies from the site."

    Nazari added that those injured were in critical condition.

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