Afghanistan is rich in mineral resources. Again and again residents even dig for stones in illegal Gold and precious. With the collapse of a Mine more than 30 people were killed.
The collapse of a gold mine in the Northern Afghan province of Badakhshan have died according to unconfirmed reports, at least 35 people. Many more were injured.
In mine it was not an official slot. According to media reports, villagers had dug in a dry river bed, a 60-Meter-deep shaft. The men who came with the collapse killed or injured, were not professional miners.
The Afghan government has only parts of the country under control - which is conducive to the illegal mining.Illegal mining
the inhabitants of The adjacent villages have been trying for years to dig Gold out of the ground, without that the Afghan government controls this. In Afghanistan, illegal mining is a Problem. According to estimates, there are at least 2000-official removal shafts for Gold and precious stones, in addition to copper, Lithium, uranium, and other minerals. The value of the treasures in Afghanistan suspected the soil was estimated by the United States a few years ago to billions of dollars.
In a Video of NATO said Drew Craig, Advisor to the Afghan authority for Geology, the Problem is poorly or not trained miners, lack of equipment and of course the security situation. "The donor countries for Afghanistan, the Expertise in the Ministry of Mining to build and develop the technology, so that the Afghans will be able to use their natural resources to reduce."New Classrooms
Germany is Also involved in the development of Expertise. The society for international cooperation (GIZ) handed over to experts of the Technical University in Kabul only a few months ago, five fully equipped Classrooms for the training of geologists and mining.
in order to create conditions for a future country-wide mining industry, says Esmatullah Danish, a lecturer of Kabul Polytechnic University in an information video GIZ: "We could not train our students for a long time because our laboratories were destroyed by the war," says Danish.
Afghanistan - dozens of people Dead in the collapse of an illegal gold mine
Bernd Musch-Borowska, ARD New Delhi
06.01.2019 15:56 PM
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