Zambia: Mine accident claims one life and leaves two seriously injured

Author: Lusaka Times (Zambia) , Published on: 4 December 2019

‘Miner dies in mine accident’ 29 November 2019

One person has died while another one has been evacuated to Livingstone central hospital after heavy rocks fell on them at Nkandabbwe Colum Coal Enterprises Mine Limited in Sinazongwe District. Mine Manager Ketson Munthali confirmed that three miners were involved in a mine accident which left one dead, another one seriously injured while the third one survived with minor injuries. In his briefing to Sinazongwe District Commissioner at the mine’s shaft two offices, Mr. Munthali said the accident occurred around 11:30 hours yesterday at mineshaft one when the deceased and two others were on duty underground the mine.

…Mr. Munthali added that it was unfortunate that life was lost in such an accident. He said the mining company has been conducting safety talks every day with the miners before they go to work underground. Meanwhile, Sinazongwe District Commissioner Protacial Mulenga has expressed sadness over the loss of life in an accident at the mine. Mr. Mulenga has since called on the Nkandabbwe Colum Coal Enterprises Mine Limited to strengthen and intensify safety measures and regulations for its employees.

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