A 46 year illegal miner of Solwezi District’s Ndumbwa area has died after the soil fell on him whilst illegally digging for emerald stones in an old pit approximately 12 meters deep.

ZANIS reports that Northwestern province Commissioner of Police Auxensio Daka confirmed today adding that the incident that happened on Thursday.

Mr. Daka has identified the deceased as Paul Mung’omba.

Mung’omba died from severe head injuries he sustained after soil from a pit wall of about 5 meters fell on him.

Mr. Daka says Police officers visited the old pit yesterday, found the body of the deceased miner already retrieved.

The body has since been buried and there is no foul play suspected.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. The Zambian English never ceases to amaze me. ‘Buried dead’ is not in any lexicon.

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  2. THE HEADING BY LT IS SO STUP1D THAT ONE WONDERS IF LT HAS ANY LOGIC AT ALL. THE MAN ACCORDING THE STORY WAS BURRIED ALIVE AND NOT DEAD.

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  3. @Mushota I hope you dont have your fingers dipping in the shoddy works you are associated with! Please clarify!

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  4. 99 jobs.. sad development zoona! lets respect illegal miners because they are not like people who are in government obtaining wealth which they did not work for. love, peace and justice LPJ must prevail.

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