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At least 60 people died after a landslide that occurred Northern DRC on Monday.The landslide happened in the in Pangoyi, a remote corner of northeast Congo .

The miners were in an area about 100 meters (yards) below the surface at the time of the landslide, he said.

A local official in the area ,Faustin Drakana Kananga told The Associated Press  that rescue efforts have been hampered because the dense jungle area is controlled by members of a militia.

Accidents are common in open-pit mines, where there are few if any safety precautions. Hundreds of thousands of people work in unsafe conditions, some of them forced to mine by some of the armed groups and government soldiers who illegally profit from Congo’s massive mineral resources.
More cases have been registered in the same area.