2 Shurugwi miners missing after Shurugwi mine collapsed

ALVINA CHIWANIKA


Shurugwi – Two Shurugwi miners who were among 15 illegal operatives trapped underground at Wanderer Mine in Shurugwi are still missing, sources have told The Mirror.

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The Mirror is reliably informed that there were 15 illegal miners who were trapped at the mine on Saturday after the mine collapsed.

One of the miners Tatenda Tinoona said that the 13 miners were rescued on Sunday morning.

Midlands Police spokesperson Ethel Mukwende said she is yet to confirm and gather the circumstances.
“I can’t confirm the incident now because I am yet to gather the circumstances and to confirm the incident,” said Mukwende.

Wanderer was one of the biggest gold mines in Shurugwi at one time mined by the Germans. The mine is now being worked on by thousands of illegal gold miners.

“We worked amongst ourselves to come up with a rescue plan and 13 are out while two are still missing. The mine is no longer safe because it has been worked on for years without maintenance but we have no option but to take the hazards because there are no jobs out there,” said Taona. https://masvingomirror.com

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