Two die in Zimbabwe gold mine collapse

# 22:16
6 February 2020

Two illegal Zimbabwean miners died and another was injured after the gold mine they were working in collapsed, the disaster management agency said on Thursday, as rescuers searched for more miners, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Fortune Mupungu, the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) chairman for Kwekwe district, 200 km south-west of the capital Harare, said rescuers had found two bodies.

“The rescue operation has been going on and we are yet to identify any more miners. These are illegal miners who operate at night, so we cannot ascertain how many they were,” Mupungu told Reuters.

The state-owned Herald newspaper reported that 20 others were trapped inside the mine but Mupungu could not confirm this.