Miners at work a Manganese plant in Mansa.

An 18 year old man of Mali Village in Chief Kalaba’s Chiefdom has been buried alive after a Manganese Mine collapsed on him in Kalaba area in Mansa district.

Evans Mulenga a casual worker at Goodrock Manganese Mine died on the spot after the pit they were working in collapsed on him.

Disclosing the matter to ZANIS in Mansa today, Luapula Province Police Commissioner Elias Chushi said the accident happened yesterday around 15:00 hours.

Mr. Chushi said Mulenga was working in the pit with five other colleagues when he met his fate.

He named one of the survivors as Luka Malunga 27, of Kwesha Village who sustained injuries while the other three escaped unhurt.

Mr. Chushi disclosed that Mulenga’s body has since been deposited to Mansa General Hospital Mortuary and that Police Officers and Geologists are currently on the scene to establish what caused the ground to collapse.

In another development, a 26 year old man of Namwandwe Village in Chief Mabumba’s Chiefdom has died on the spot after he was hit by a vehicle.

The Police Commisssioner named the deceased as Kasidy Bwalya.

He disclosed that the accident happened yesterday around 19:45 hours when a Toyota Land Cruiser registration number ALJ 8636 driven by Emmanuel Kalinde 32, of Spark Compound in Mansa district hit him as he was trying to cross the road.

Mr. Chushi stated that the body of the deceased has since been placed at Mansa General Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortem to ascertain the cause of death, while the driver has been apprehended by police.

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    • SORRY
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      Introduce safemining practices.
      If it’s not safe, stop make it safe then try again.

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  1. Very unfortunate indeed, does the company have Safety Officers I wonder? Safety should be number one in whatever we do. More lives will be lost if safety is not enhanced pantu pali abalelyamo.

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  2. Where is OSHA? In Zambia everything is a joke and yet innocent lives are lost like animals. Nobody is responsible, nobody cares, these small SIDO Mines are not equipped with safety features or standards. I just read another article about 203 people killed in road accidents during their stup!!d useless 5 day holiday. The the government employ who was dishing out the figures was even very proud to make that announcement to the general public. How can a normal human being brag about those deaths in road accidents alone? This is not including nature , sick, or what ever they can be. Zambians need to wake up too much poverty and party cadres running the nation. Busy fighting without caring for the people.

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  3. BURRIED ALIVE AND YET BODY TAKEN TO MORTURY, 28 YR MAN DIES IN A RATSA AND YET U WANT TO DO A POSTMORTEM TO ESTABLISH CAUSE OF DEATH? VERY STRANGE. MTSRIP

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    • A post Morten is essential to rule out foul play in case he was for example murdered and buried.
      That’s why at all fatal mine accidents, police are notified to carry out their own investigations apart from Mines Safety Dept.

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  4. Do these people engage experts to advise how the rock is supposed to be removed so as to protect side walls from collapsing.

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