A Chegutu council employee lost his life on Friday after a heap of loose soil collapsed on him while he replacing old sewer lines.
Chegutu Mayor Henri Muchatibaya told NewZimbabwe.com that Lovemore Prince Chingeni was among workmates carrying out a council task of replacing old sewer lines. Said Muchatibaya:
We are deeply saddened and heartbroken to have lost one of our dedicated employees in such circumstances.
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He had been in the trenches which had been dug out by a JCB. As soon as he was there, some loose soil fell back and buried him.
Council employees together with some army servicemen who were on patrol helped to retrieve him. However, it was a little too late to save his life.
Muchatibaya paid tribute to the late Chingeni, saying he was one of the most dedicated employees at Chegutu Municipality.