Zambia: 3 Illegal Gold Miners Die in Mwinilunga

Three men have died while digging for gold in Mwinilunga after a site they were working caved in, burying them alive early on Saturday morning.

Police said the trio were part of a family of 10 men that had joined the hordes of fortune-seekers drawn to an area of Mwinilunga in North-Western Province called Kasensele following reports of the discovery of gold deposits in the district.

Both North-Western Police Commissioner of Police Hudson Namachila and provincial Permanent Secretary Willies Manjimela confirmed the tragedy in separate interviews.

Mr Namachila said the incident occurred on Saturday around 04:00 hours at Kasemuka stream in Mulopa village of Chief Chibwika.

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