Seven Reported Injured In Mine Collapse In Zambia
The police authorities in Zambia on Wednesday, reported that at least ten mine workers have been killed when a mine dump collapsed in the second-largest city in Zambia and copperbelt mining hub Kitwe.
“So far we have retrieved 10 dead bodies and seven bodies of those injured,” said Copperbelt province police commissioner Charity Katanga.
Operations to retrieve bodies at the dump known locally as Black Mountain were ongoing, she added.
Zambia has some of the world’s largest copper reserves. The metal accounts for 80 percent of the country’s export earnings and high levels of unemployment have forced people to resort to illegal mining.