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Three die in flooded mine shaft

By Conrad Mupesa

Three bodies were retrieved from Pingo Mine in Mhondoro-Ngezi on Tuesday after a shaft in which an undisclosed number of artisanal miners were working was flooded.

This file picture shows villagers watching as a Zimgold Fields excavator works on retrieving illegal gold miners that are suspected to have been buried alive in a mine shaft at Premier Estate in Mutasa, Manicaland, . — Picture: Tinai Nyadzayo
This file picture shows villagers watching as a Zimgold Fields excavator works on retrieving illegal gold miners that are suspected to have been buried alive in a mine shaft at Premier Estate in Mutasa, Manicaland, . — Picture: Tinai Nyadzayo

There were indications that at least four artisanal miners were trapped, but the number had not been verified.

Chief Ngezi, Mr Peter Pasipamire, confirmed the incident which took place in his jurisdiction.

The Herald

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