A Guruve primary schoolgirl 11, died on Sunday after being trapped in a disused mine shaft while mining gold. Her colleague escaped with minor injuries, NewsDay reports.
Violet Kumadiro of Kufandirori village, Kadzimwenje area in Guruve under Chief Chipuriro died on the spot when the shaft collapsed, while she was underground with her colleague Tryphine Tambudza (11).
“Yes, we lost a Grade 5 girl from Kadzimwenje Primary School over the weekend. The number of deaths of learners in Guruve is most disturbing to say the least,” Dambuza said.
When NewsDay arrived at the scene, the body of the deceased was being ferried to Guruve Hospital mortuary.
A witness, Muchaneta Mbida said the duo went down a shaft and suddenly a heap of sandy soil collapsed and trapped them.
“The girls entered a pit looking for gold and suddenly a heap of sand soil fell on them, Tambudza cried for help and was saved by Givemore Madiro (37) and she escaped with minor injuries while her colleague died on the spot.”_NewsDay