10 miners feared dead at Redwing Mine collapse

by | Jan 5, 2024 | Local News | 0 comments

Tafadzwa Nyikadzino

More than 10 miners are feared to be dead at Redwing Mine in Penhalonga following the collapse of a mine shaft on Thursday due to an earth tremor.

The Minister of Mines and Mining Development,  Zhemu Soda yesterday told journalists on a media briefing that rescue efforts were hindered because the ground was still carving in and collapsing.  He said rescue efforts will continue once the ground becomes stable and safe.

“The Rescue team of Metallon Gold at Redwing Mine together with Inspectors from our Provincial Office went underground around 0900hrs attempting to rescue and had to retreat after noticing the ground still carving in. The team tried again around 1200hrs and noticed that the ground had collapsed more.

“Of concern is the fact that the ground at this place is visibly cracking and subsiding and therefore is unsafe. Teams will resume rescue activities tomorrow morning aswe maintain strong hope that these efforts will bear fruit,” he said.

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