NEW DELHI: Five workers lost their lives, and several were reported missing following the collapse of an informal gold mine located in northern Kenya.Paul Rotich, regional commissioner, said that the bodies of five miners have been retrieved from the Hillo artisanal mine, while seach for three other is underway.”Reports from rescuers, police and our chiefs suggest at (least) eight casual miners were inside the mining ground when the walls collapsed and buried them alive,” said Rotich.Meanwhile, two miners who sustained injuries were transported to a hospital for treatment, as per Kenyan broadcaster NTV.Marsabit county commissioner David Saruni said that the mine collapsed due to the rains. Lately, hundreds of individuals have lost their lives due to floods and landslides throughout the country in the aftermath of several weeks of heavy rainfall.Citizen TV reported that mining activities continued despite the authorities’ decision to close the mine in March, situated near the Ethiopian border, following the deaths of several people during clashes between local communities over access to the area. At TOI World Desk, our dedicated team of seasoned journalists and… Read MoreAt TOI World Desk, our dedicated team of seasoned journalists and passionate writers tirelessly sifts through the vast tapestry of global events to bring you the latest news and diverse perspectives round the clock. With an unwavering commitment to accuracy, depth, and timeliness, we strive to keep you informed about the ever-evolving world, delivering a nuanced understanding of international affairs to our readers. Join us on a journey across continents as we unravel the stories that shape our interconnected world.Read Lessend of article