14 Illegal Sierra Leoneans Gold Miners Victims Of Landslide In Liberia

14 Illegal miners in western Liberia, Gola Konneh District, Grand Cape Mount County were few days ago trapped under rubble presumed dead as a result of a landslide in the county’s mineral-rich Gola Konneh District.

According to report coming from the area via a local radio station, the victims were citizens of Sierra Leone who had reportedly dug a deep hole near Liberia's border with their country and were buried in a landslide.

Hundreds of people from Sierra Leone cross the border into Liberia to illegally mine in the mineral-rich Gola Konneh District.

Liberian authorities have not been able to put a halt to illegal mineral mining, especially in remote border regions.

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