The number of illegal miners killed in a gold mine collapse in the Democratic Republic of Congo rose to 22 on Thursday, the country's minister of social affairs told CNN.
At least 36 illegal miners were killed Thursday after part of a copper mine collapsed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official told CNN. The mine is owned by Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore.
The death toll from a Brazilian dam collapse at an iron mine rose to 65 on Monday, according to officials.
The bodies of seven people were found Friday hours after a dam burst at a Brazilian iron mine and caused severe flooding in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, according to the local government in the city of Brumadinho.
Nearly two weeks after 15 miners became trapped in an illegal coal mine in northeastern India, rescue efforts to save them have been hampered by more flooding.
When a group of West Virginians were rescued from an abandoned mine last week, authorities hinted they could face criminal charges.
A simple pact among friends saved a man after he injured himself during a fall into a 100-foot mine shaft.
The man in charge of mine safety under the Trump administration is facing more scrutiny about his ties to an industry push to roll back safety regulations.