Mine accident claims three more lives

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Rescue efforts for the 10 miners trapped at Ran Mine in Bindura have slowed down because of heavy rains pounding the area
Rescue efforts for the 10 miners trapped at Ran Mine in Bindura have slowed down because of heavy rains pounding the area

Simba Rushwaya

Another mine accident has occurred leading to the death of three miners at Kinyu Mine in Mudzi, Mashonaland East province.

The accident happened when two ore wagons fell into an inclined mine shaft and crushed the miners, the Zimbabwe Republic Police said.

The latest incident comes after at least 10 artisanal miners were trapped and are feared dead in Bindura following a mine shaft collapsed last Wednesday.

The artisanal gold miners are reported to have blasted a support pillar during their activities.

Rains and flooding has since slowed down rescue efforts as hopes of retreating the missing miners fade.

“A mine accident occurred at Kunyu mine, Banze, Mudzi where three miners lost their lives.

“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 ZRP said.

Six more miners, four of them from one family, are also feared dead in Matshetshe, Esgodini in Matabeleland South.

The miners were trapped after the mine they were working in collapsed after heavy rains pounded the area.

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