Again, 2 illegal miners perish in Chingola mine accident


Police have disclosed that two suspected illegal miners in Chingola District have died after rocks fell on them whilst mining.

Copperbelt Province Commanding Officer, Peacewell Mweemba, in a statement on Thursday said the accident  happened around 01: 00 hours at  Luano open pit.

Lucky Mutale 20 and Joseph Musonda 30,  died after rocks fell on them whilst conducting  illegal mining activities.

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Brief  facts were  that on Tuesday around 18:00 hours  the victims  went with other colleagues to mine the Copper Ore OB 18 Luano open pit.

The two were buried by the rocks which fell on them and their colleagues managed to retrieve them and took them to Nchanga North General hospital where they were certified dead and further deposited in the mortuary.

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