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BREAKING: Seven injured, 11 missing in mining pit cave-in

Seven persons are injured and  11 others are yet to be rescued from a mining pit that caved in at Mousie, a gold-bearing area in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), police said.

The injured were taken to the Mahdia Hospital.

A police source said investigators have been dispatched to the scene and have not yet returned with information. Communication signal to that area is very poor.

The incident occurred about 2:30 PM Sunday. Residents in Mahdia say that region has been experiencing heavy rainfall for several days now, making mining areas more vulnerable to erosion and pit cave-in due to soil instability.

It takes about two hours from Mowsie to the Mahdia Hospital.