The fatalities occurred after a makeshift gold mine collapsed near Bondo in Lower Uele province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, taking the death toll from mine accidents to 50 this year.
Rescuers battle difficult conditions to help the trapped gold mine workers since an underground explosion sealed them underground amid rising waters.
Official says it will take at least 15 days to rescue miners as debris standing in the way weighs about 70 tonnes. The miners have already spent 12 days buried under the rubble after explosion.
The Investor-State Dispute Settlement process has gone against developing countries for far too long.
Gold reserves estimated at around $6B are found at a mine site belonging to a fertiliser producer Gubretas in the Marmara region of Turkey.
Local media said anywhere from 10 to 18 miners were trapped when the rain-soaked hillside collapsed.
The head of the Zimbabwe Miners Federation says that the incident occurred in the town of Bindura, around 70 kilometres north of the capital Harare.
Defence Minister Mahamat Sala says more victims might still be buried in rubble after a mine in Tibesti region near Libyan border collapsed on Tuesday.
At least four people who were working in an old gold mine banned from use due to the risks of rock slides perished in the rock slide in northeast Guinea
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