Two more bodies recovered, interred from Sensele Mine tragedy, govt vows continued efforts


The government will ensure that each and every body of the remaining miners buried at the Sensele mine tragedy site in Chingola is recovered, Chingola District Commissioner, Rapphael Chimupi, assured, as two more bodies were interred on Thursday.

Speaking during the funeral service at Chingola Central Cemetery, Chimupi told mourners that the government would do everything possible to give a befitting burial to the trapped miners.

“Let us ensure that we retrieve the bodies of the remaining of our brothers who were trapped and perished during the mine tragedy at Sensele mine in December last year,” he said.

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So far, 11 bodies have been recovered since the search resumed, bringing the total number of those retrieved to 25, with one survivor.

Speaking on behalf of the bereaved families, Steven Mwandu, expressed gratitude to the government for the support provided during this difficult time.

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