22 people killed in DR Congo mining truck accident: Police

A Congolese miner digs for cassiterite, the major ore of tin, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. (File photo: AP)

At least 22 people were killed and 10 wounded when a mining truck overturned in southeast DR Congo on Friday, police said.

The truck owned by the Mining Mineral Resources (MMR) firm tipped over at Mutetenya village in Tanganyika province, DR Congo’s national police said on Twitter.

“All the cargo of cassiterite (a source of tin) spilled down the steep slope,” it added.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56