16:01 / 06.01.2022
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Citizens mining gold in Navoi overwhelmed by sand, victims remained underground for several days

During the illegal mining of gold ore in the Navoi region, citizens of Bukhara were overwhelmed by sand. The Navoi Regional Emergency Situations Department confirmed that five people had died in the accident.

Photo: Navoi Regional Emergency Situations Department

It is reported that the incident took place in late December 2021 in the desert area so-called Lolazor, located in the village of Karakata, Konimekh district. The victims remained underground for several days. On January 4, employees of the Navoi Emergency Situations Department dug the victims out with the help of special equipment.

Photo: Navoi Regional Emergency Situations Department

Allegedly, the deceased are from the Denov mahalla of Shafirkan district, there are brothers among the victims.

Photo: Navoi Regional Emergency Situations Department

This is not the first case occurred in Lolazor. Also, on November 13, 2021, illegal gold miners in the area were overwhelmed by sand and 4 people were killed. 3 of them were also Shafirkan.

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