Decomposed bodies of retrieved Macrolink miners given mass burial in Ndola


All seven bodies of the victims of the Microlink mine tragedy have been recovered, although in a decomposed state.

Five Zambians were laid to rest in a mass burial, while the bodies of two Chinese nationals are set to be cremated.

The somber atmosphere at Ndola’s Mitengo Cemetery was palpable as mourners gathered for the funeral procession and mass burial, guided by security agencies.

Read more: Developing Story: 7 confirmed trapped at Macrolink Mine, as rescue efforts intensify

Five months ago, tragedy struck when seven miners, including two Chinese nationals, were trapped underground and submerged in water.

Elisha Matambo, the Copperbelt Province Minister, led mourners during the funeral procession on Friday.

He assured the families of the departed that the government would provide support during this difficult time.

“The government is committed to preventing such accidents in the future to safeguard the lives of miners, recognizing the critical importance of human capital in national development,” Matambo stated, adding that investigations into the cause of the accident are ongoing.

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