The Battlefields Mine accident has been declared a national disaster.
President Emmason Mnangagwa declared the accident a state of disaster. The accident occurred at the Silver Moon and Cricket Mines in battlefields near Kadoma.
The Director of the Civil Protection Department, Nathan Nkomo told ZBC News that the relatives of each victim will receive $1000 which will go towards meeting burial costs plus one blanket to each victim among other forms of assistance.
So far close to 50 people have been declared dead with some eyewitnesses believing the number could certainly be higher.