- January 11, 2021
- Posted in LOCAL
The Ministry’s efforts to rescue 15 miners that were trapped at Peace Mine in Silobela were successful, Ministry of Mines and Mining Development Engineer, Engineer Michael Munodawafa has said.
According to Engineer Munodawafa, the Ministry has assisted in the rescuing of all 15 miners who were trapped under the gold rich mine in the southern region.
The miners according to Munodawafa were rescued safely and no injuries or death recorded.
“All 15 trapped miners have been rescued safely without any fatalities or injuries.” He said.
Accidents in the mining sector have been on the rise which led the president to recently vow to shut down all unsafe mines.
Many miners died last year due to mine accidents.
Last month a miner died at Jena Mines also in Silobela after the tunnel he was working in collapsed.
This comes as the Zimbabwe Miners Federation together with Environmental Management Agency issued statements warning miners to be cautious when carrying out their operations.
Late last month, the Meteorological Service Department (MSD) warned illegal miners against engaging in panning activities as their shafts could collapse as the ground was unstable due to the rains.
Several gold panners have died since the start of the 2020/21 rain season following collapse of shafts due to heavy rains.