FOUR miners at the Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) Nchanga Open Pit Mine in Chingola have died after they were buried alive while excavating a heap of soil.
Copperbelt police commanding officer Martin Malama said in an interview in Kitwe on March 25 that police have retrieved three bodies and are still looking for one more.
Dr Malama said the accident happened at about 15:30 hours on March 26.
“Three bodies have been retrieved and we are remaining with one. The accident happened while the miners were excavating a heap of soil,” Dr Malama said.