Heavy Rains Derail Rescue Efforts At Battlefields Mines

The Muzvezve area was on Sunday night pounded by torrential rains which are now making it difficult for rescue efforts at the Battlefields mine disaster to proceed.

An unknown number of miners are believed to be trapped under flood water after two small gold mines were simultaneously inundated on Tuesday night.

Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando said that the disaster had prompted the government to consider a raft of measures to bring normalcy in the informal mining sector.

Chitando said that prior to the tragedy warning bells on the occupational safety risks at the mines were sounded by the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) but were ignored.

EMA has provided US$10 000 to the families who lost their relatives in the accident.

More: ZBC News

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