A 21-year-old man of Kashinakazhi village in senior Chief Kanong’esha’s chiefdom in Mwinilunga district has died after the ground of the gold pit he was digging caved in and buried him.
Northwestern Province Commissioner of Police, Joel Njase has confirmed the incident and named the deceased as Lucky Kashinakazhi of Kawiko area.
Mr. Njase said the incident happened on saturday , June 12 around 06:00 hours when the deceased, in the company his colleague was digging in Kawayawaya pit, located next to Kasenseli gold mine perimeter wire fence.
Mr. Njase has named the other victim as Bernard Mbonge, 26, of Kapijimpanga village in Solwezi district .
He has told ZANIS that Mbonge sustained a cut on the forehead, a bruise on the chin and complained of general body pains.
Mr. Njase said police in the area visited the scene and picked the deceased’s body and deposited it in Mwinilunga district hospital mortuary.
He said the injured victim is currently stable.
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