Students Injured As Classroom Collapses Into A Gold Mine Shaft

At least seven learners at Globe and Phoenix Primary school in Kwekwe’s Central Business District, Midlands Province have been reported injured after a classroom block collapsed into a mine shaft on Thursday morning.

Zimbabwe Republic Police Midlands Spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko, told the Sunday News that he was still seeking details on the incident.

However, sources close to the incident said at least seven students were injured in the accident.

The school last year was forced to decommission some of its classroom blocks after the school went under siege from illegal gold panners who were randomly digging within its premises.

In Kwekwe, there are many artisanal and small-scale miners who engage in gold panning. 

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