Three students killed in Siaya as gold mine caves in

Residents mill around Nango gold mine in Bondo, Siaya County, where three students died on October 10, 2019. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Among those killed in the mine tragedy was David Ochieng Duro an Egerton University, Nakuru Campus student.

Three gold miners died in Nango, in Bondo, Siaya County, after a mine caved in on Thursday morning following a heavy downpour.

Bondo Sub County Police Commander Antony Wafula Nation that the bodies had been retrieved and taken to Bondo Sub County Referral Hospital mortuary.

Those who died in the tragedy were David Ochieng Duro an Egerton University, Nakuru Campus student, Nicholas Arwa, a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education candidate at Uyawi Secondary School and Kevin Ochieng’ Juma, also a secondary school student.

The sub county commander said investigations into the incident have commenced. “Mines in the area will be closed until all the safety measures are adhered to,” he said.

Mr Wafula said miners defied a recent government directive stopping all mining activities at the Nango site due to safety reasons.