Zambia: 10 Confirmed Dead in Black Mountain Accident
Lusaka, June 22, 2018, (AltAfrika) – A mine accident at Kitwe’s slag dump commonly known as the Black mountain has claimed 10 lives while 7 others have sustained serious injuries.
Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga and Kitwe Teaching Hospital Acting Medical Superintendent Dr Chileshe Mboni have confirmed the sad development.
Katanga said a machine that was working uphill dropped a slag which buried the small scale miners commonly known as Jerabos who were working under.
Meanwhile, Dr Mboni said of the 7 injured one is in a critical condition and is admitted to the intensive care unit at the Kitwe Teaching Hospital.