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Mining Site Explosion in Burkina Faso Kills 60 People

HeadlineFeb 23, 2022

In Burkina Faso, an estimated 60 people were killed and dozens injured Monday after an explosion near an informal gold mining site in the southwestern Poni province. Accidents are common at gold mines in the region, which operate with little oversight or regulation and often employ children, though the identities and ages of victims from Monday’s disaster are not known.

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