Coltan mine collapse kills 9 in Burundi May 20, 2019 0 403 12345 AFPNairobiNine miners were killed and another 20 injured when an unregulated coltan mine collapsed following torrential rains in northern Burundi, an official and witnesses said Sunday.The disaster occurred on Friday near the town of Kabarore, the sources said.Four of the injured are in serious condition, a local official said, requesting anonymity. They were transported to local hospitals, the official said.Residents, civil security officials and the Red Cross were involved in rescue operations until Saturday.“Torrential rains had hit the region for several days,” a witness said. Kabarore, in Kayanza province, is some 90 kilometres (55 miles) north of Bujumbura, the capital of the central African country.Several mines operate in the region, extracting coltan –a key component in cell phones and other electronic equipment–as well as tin oxide and tungsten.Such incidents occur regularly in Burundi but local authorities are discouraged from reporting them. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES India’s Modi set to emerge victorious, exit polls show May 20, 2019 0 847 Delhi BJP asks police to review Kejriwal’s security cover May 20, 2019 0 115 Gunmen kill 19 at fish market in northeast Congo May 20, 2019 0 379 Fear of change: Negative politics wins Australia election AFP Sydney Australia’s conservative government held on to power at national elections thanks to a highly effective negative campaign warning voters against the centre-left Labor Party’s large policy reform agenda, .. UN soldier killed in attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali Johannesburg: A UN soldier was killed and several injured in two attacks on the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials said on Sunday. Gunmen attacked the UN troops in Timbuktu in the north of the country, where .. Man killed in explosion near Congress MLA’s residence in Karnataka Bengaluru: A man was killed in an explosion at the posh Vyalikaval area near the residence of Congress MLA Munirathna on Sunday morning, police said. “A crater has been formed at the place where the explosion took place. A ..