At least 25 people have died in a gold mine collapse in the Central African Republic, officials say.
(SOURCE) The mine, near the city of Bambari, is controlled by mainly Muslim Seleka rebels who are operating it illegally.
A senior government official in the capital, Bangui, said the mine did not follow regulations.
The CAR has been torn by fighting between the Seleka and Christian militia, known as anti-Balaka, for over a year.
A collapse at the same mine in the town of Ndassima last year killed dozens.
Thousands of people began exploiting the mine illegally after its owner, Canada’s Axmin, shut it down in 2012 because of security concerns.