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16 illegal miners feared dead

General News 16 illegal miners feared dead

16 illegal miners of Lwamakanda area in Kibanza ward of Kalumbila district in North-western province are feared dead after the pit they were working from collapsed on them.

Kalumbila town council chairperson, Shadrick Munjunga confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Kalumbila yesterday.

Mr Munjunga said the 16 miners who are feared dead were illegally mining gold at the named area.

“We have a mine accident in the district in Kibanza ward at Lwamakanda area were 16 people are said to have died after a pit they were digging in collapsed on them. They were illegally mining for gold,” he said.

Mr Munjunga also disclosed that the fire rescue team from the local authority has since moved in to assist with the rescue.

He said the incident is alleged to have occurred between 09:00 and 12:00 hours today.

However, by press time, provincial Deputy Commissioner of police, Fred Mulenga said his office was still waiting for a verified report on the matter.

“Verified report being awaited”, Dr Mulenga said in response to press inquiries.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Hechi Hechi promised them Jobs now they’ve realized that it was just beans…so now it’s back to risking their lives…Politicians are wicked they really don’t care….HH will end up as a one term President..no doubt

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  2. Kekekeke hahahaha is it TV show “Fear The Dead”.
    Anyway, using that energy to dig gardens would be more profitable and safe.
    “16 dead from digging sweet potatoes garden ” .

  3. Saulosi – Still posting premature comments so HH has been in govt less than three months and he has created illegal mining jobs without even a budget. Let’s be serious how we criticise guys…wishful thinking is not the way!!

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  4. These are the mines PF and Lazy Lungu were eating from …they have zero benefit to the economy if they are all illegal.

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  5. So the Police are waiting for a report from the miners underground??? Come on let’s be serious, is there a search and rescue team? All we know they could be alive but trapped.

  6. PF the cause of this accident was the worst government ever in this country, and sadly I am PF. We messed up big time. And we are still rigging, because I am told we won some bye elections today. How can in our shambolic way of doing things win any bye election under the sun. By the way the mandate of HH is five years, so don’t put him under unnecessary pressure over his promises, I repeat, constitutionally you can only hold him to account after five years,

  7. SAD
    “16 illegal miners of Lwamakanda area in Kibanza ward of Kalumbila district in North-western province are feared dead after the pit they were working from collapsed on them.”
    This Government will never stop illegal mining, because they have seen how they can benefit from this illegal activities.

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