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All 7 Bodies Retrieved From Bux Mine

All 7 Bodies Retrieved From Bux Mine

All the seven bodies of the miners who had been trapped at Bux Mine in Gwanda have been retrieved.

It’s reported that the miners got trapped on Saturday in the 240-metre deep shaft.

The first body was retrieved on Tuesday morning. 

Speaking after the retrieval of the bodies, Cleopas Karima, the rescue team captain said the situation is not pleasant. He said:

It is a hard situation. Look the bodies have been in the water for a long time and the smell may not be pleasant and the sight of blood and flesh in the water, but there is nothing you can do. It is your job to rescue people.

After the retrieval of all the bodies, safety at mines is now the major talking point.

Philemon Mokoeli, Zimbabwe Miners Federation Secretary-General said:

It is unfortunate that most of the miners take safety issues for granted, and when we call meetings or workshops to teach them these things they don’t cooperate. We need to do more. We have been having these cases in the province, we have engaged the School of Mines to train miners on safety.

Preliminary results from the investigations into the accident that claimed the lives of the seven reveal an oversight on safety issues by the mine owners. Chief government mining engineer, Michael Munodawafa said:

In terms of the law, the equipment they are using should be commissioned by the chief government mining engineer and that did not happen because if it had happened, I would not have accepted a situation where they use the 8mm rope on a cork pan. 

Polite Kambamura, the Deputy Minister of Mines and Mineral Development said the incident is saddening and unfortunate.

Kambamura urged the community around to adhere to all safety standards to make sure that such things won’t happen in future.

Meanwhile, the police are still verifying the deceased’s identities.

More: ZBC News


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7 Comments

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

Incidents like these must be investigated to the fullest so that if there was negligence on the party of the owner, he is taken to court and punished if he is found guilty.. Relatives of the deceased rightly compensated.

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Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Mpfana wangu @Chawabvunza wanga warovera kupi, pota uchibatikira😂

concerned 1 month ago

not all SHE inspections r up to standard ,our country is ful of corrupt ppl who r after bribes


Asalif 1 month ago

How can possibly a mine operate a 240m deep shaft on on rope and bucket as a hoist , which means inspection team goes there take a bribe and then death trap keep on operating we should enforce laws on small scale mines . the ministry of mines should employ SHE inspectors so that they inspect all small scale mines on Safety Health and Environment if not up to standard mine closed simple


6pac 1 month ago

A shame . Some families are crying right now . Some were breadwinners whose daughters may turn to selling themselves , Whose sons might join the hoodlums to survive . Or illegally migrate to S.A without education or proper documentation only to appear in the news as another Zim robber shot dead or wwprse an Elvis Nyathi kind of story . Do people ever think why pothers turn out to be what they be . Such is The Root Cause of a calamitous chain of events


Asalif 1 month ago

Chinese mines are killing people deemm


Salazar 1 month ago

Im not liking the chinese presence in our country . Not to mention their ideologies


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