Three bodies of trapped miners retrieved from Microlink Mine, five months after


Copperbelt Minister, Elisha Matambo, has announced that the bodies of three miners, who were trapped underground at Microlink Mine in Ndola about five months ago, have been retrieved.

In January, seven miners, including two Chinese nationals, were reportedly trapped underground at the developing Microlink Mine.

During a media briefing in Ndola on Friday, Matambo stated that the three bodies, believed to be victims of the January 2024 accident, were retrieved two days ago.

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“Let me assure families that the recovery team at the mine will bring out the remaining bodies within seven days. A mass grave is being prepared in readiness for burial here in Ndola,” he said.

“We are yet to meet with the family members to update them on the new developments and to prepare their minds.”

Matambo said the government had been working closely with the families and the recovery team is adhering to the agreed timeframe for concluding the process.

“The mine management has assured the government that they remain committed to covering all the expenses,” he said.

Additionally, Matambo mentioned that the recovery process at Sensele Mine in Chingola was ongoing and that the government would keep the nation updated on further developments.

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