Gold mine in Niger caves in, killing 30 miners

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — A landslide at a new gold mine killed at least 30 people and prompted Niger’s president to suspend work at the mine.
The cave-in happened Monday, prompted by heavy rains that caused a wall to collapse, government officials told public radio.
Only one body was recovered.
The mine, which employs about 500 people, is located near Toradi, about 40 miles west of the capital of Niamey.
President Ibrahim Bare Mainassara ordered the mine closed until the end of the West African nation’s rainy season in August or September.