More than 20 artisanal miners are still trapped underground after a tunnel at Globe and Phoenix Mine in Kwekwe collapsed yesterday killing two others.
Chief Government Mining Engineer Michael Munodawafa, confirmed the accident, yesterday saying rescue efforts are ongoing.
He also said mining inspectors are still trying to gain entry into the collapsed shaft through other channels.
“We can confirm that two artisanal miners died while two others were injured and taken to hospital, after a mine shaft they were working under collapsed.
“We are still to get more causalities but there is a possibility that those who are said to be missing could have found their way out through other entrances and exit points.
“We are not ruling out the fact that there could be scores others missing, but they could as well have managed to escape; we will give a final update once the operation is over,” he said.
More to follow.