Illegal Miners Abandon Colleague As Mine Collapses
Three illegal miners allegedly escaped from a collapsed shaft in Mazowe last week leaving behind their trapped colleague.
The trapped partner who was identified as Ngonidzashe Mayimbo died on the spot while his colleagues fled from the scene.
Mashonaland Central police spokesperson confirmed the case without giving further details.
Witnesses said the three illegal miners escaped and the body was subsequently found by other miners two days after the fateful incident.
The body was retrieved and ferried to Concession mortuary for post mortem.
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Since the beginning of the rainy season last year, Zimbabwe has recorded a handful of mine collapses some of which claimed many lives.
Evacuations are underway at some mines while some operations have been suspended after advisers had opined that it was too dangerous to try and rescue those trapped.