Mining accident – Jerada registers another victim, protests erupt on streets

Jerada was once again the stage for another dramatic scene on Thursday, as 22 years old miner died from underground galleries subsidence at Hassi Belal region.

Local authorities attached to the Ministry of Interior have quickly deployed rescue units to save the young miner but they were not successful, says an official statement. Some witnesses, however, claimed that certain individuals have actually hindered the rescue efforts.

Once the body of the miner was pulled out, hundreds of people organized a march to the province’s headquarters, says local media.

A judicial investigation is being conducted on the causes of this tragedy, including attempts to “hinder” the rescue of people at risk, same source added.

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