KHARTOUM, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Altogether 10 miners, trapped in a collapsed gold mine in northern Sudan since Thursday, have been rescued, Sudan's Mineral Resources Company announced in a statement on Saturday.
"Joint teams from the Civil Defence and the company on Saturday managed to rescue 10 miners who were trapped inside a gold mine that collapsed on Thursday at Qabqaba area in Nahral-Neel State in northern Sudan," the statement said.
The rescued miners are in good condition after a medical examination, it noted.
The accident left three gold miners dead and three others injured.
Sudanese statistics indicate that around 2 million Sudanese employees work in the traditional mining industry, producing around 90 percent of the country's gold.
Sudan depends on the revenues of gold mining to compensate the loss of two thirds of its oil production following the separation of South Sudan in 2011.