22 Persons Killed, 10 others Injured In DR Congo Mining Truck Accident

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At least 22 people were killed and 10  others left injured, when a mining truck overturned in southeast DR Congo on Friday.

The truck had many passengers on board when it tipped over at Mutetenya village in Tanganyika province, DR Congo’s national police said on Twitter.

“All the cargo of cassiterite (a mineral source of tin) spilled down the steep slope,” it added, giving a provisional death toll of 22.

The truck “hit a big rock before rolling”, said Pierre Mukamba, the administrator of the mineral-rich Manono territory.

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