Cuban president sends condolences to Liberia for mine accident

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel

(Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel sent his condolences to his Liberian counterpart, George Manneh, due to the landslide at a gold mine that caused many deaths, diplomatic sources reported on Friday.

Diaz-Canel also sent this message to the families of the victims, said a press release from the Cuban embassy in that African nation, disclosed on the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

The report adds that the incident occurred when people visited a mine overnight to illegally dig it, which is believed to contain gold.

Authorities fear the death of about 50 people after the accident in Grand Cape Mount County, while the search for survivors continues, according to CUBAMINREX.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.