At least four people died while 15 others sustained injuries after the walls of a mine collapsed in Migori County on Wednesday.

The incident happened at Osiri gold mine in Nyatike. Six of the victims are said to be in critical condition at Macalder Hospital. Area Chief David Oulo said there were fears that more miners could be trapped in the debris.

“Three bodies were badly crushed; the other miner died while receiving treatment. Those with critical injuries have since been transferred to Migori Teaching and Referral Hospital,” the administrator said.

According to the chief, there are fears that more people are trapped in the debris.

“There are conflicting reports on the exact number of miners who were working here, some say they were 40 while others claim they were 15,” he said. He said rescue operations will continue.