Mining pit collapse kills Six people in Jos South, Nigeria.

Faizah Kamal 19-Dec-2019

Six people died after a mining pit collapsed at Zawan Community in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau, Nigeria, on December 17.

Mr Gwottson Fom, the representative of Jos South Constituency in the State House of Assembly, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on December 18.

Fom said that the ages of the victims ranged from 20 to 27, describing the incident as “sad and unfortunate.’’

A NAN correspondent who visited the area reported that many others sustained injuries in the incident.

The lawmaker noted that the victims died whilst engaging in illegal activity.