21 June 2018

Zambia: 10 Confirmed Dead in Black Mountain Accident

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The Black Mountain waste site.

A mine accident at Kitwe’s slag dump commonly known as the Black mountain has claimed 10 lives while 7 others have sustained serious injuries.

Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga and Kitwe Teaching Hospital Acting Medical Superintendent Dr Chileshe Mboni have confirmed the sad development.

Katanga said a machine that was working uphill dropped a slag which buried the small scale miners commonly known as Jerabos who were working under.

Meanwhile, Dr Mboni said of the 7 injured one is in a critical condition and is admitted to the intensive care unit at the Kitwe Teaching Hospital.

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