Burkina Faso Investigates Explosion that Killed More than 60 People at Gold Miners Market, One Detained

FILE PHOTO: Artisanal gold mining pits are seen at a mining site near Dano, southern Burkina Faso May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Moussa Bouboucari

One person has been detained and an investigation opened to determine the cause of an explosion that killed scores of people at an informal gold mining site in Burkina Faso, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Thiam Ndiaga and Anne Mimault; Writing by Nellie Peyton; Editing by David Clarke, William Maclean