December 4, 2020

Another mine accident claims three

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ZTN Correspondent

Another fatal mine accident has claimed three lives of illegal artisanal miners in Mudzi, Mashonaland East province.

The incident happened on Sunday.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police said, “A mine accident occurred on 01/12/20 at Kunyu mine, Banze, Mudzi where three miners lost their lives.”

Circumstances are that two wagons fell into the mine shaft and killed the trio.

 “Two ore wagons fell into an inclined mine shaft and crushed the miners. Two of the victims died on the spot while the other died on admission at All Souls Mission Hospital.”

The latest incident follows three other accidents in less than two weeks across the country.

Recently, a search party at Matshetshe in Esigodini, where an unspecified number of miners were trapped after the shaft collapsed, abandoned the search.

In Manicaland, last week, another accident claimed several lives.

Currently, rescue efforts are underway at Pen mine in Bindura.

The Department of Civil Protection is on record as saying all mining activities should be mechanised to improve efficiency.

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