After an incident referred to as a disaster, about 70 illegal miners were trapped underground after shafts were flooded in a Zimbabwean mine west of Harare. 8 of the trapped miners have been pulled out by rescuers.
On Saturday, 16 February, rescuers managed to save 8 trapped illegal miners from a gold mine in Battlefields, west of Harare. The miners got trapped after the shafts were flooded on the 12th of February.
The mines are reportedly about 100m deep and were flooded by heavy rains and a burst dam, according to a report by TimesLIVE.
It is believed that around 70 miners got trapped and it was feared that no one survived the flooding.
Fortunately, as reported by eNCA, 8 men have been rescued so far.
According to the government deputy chief mining engineer, Tapererwa Paswavaviri, the situation is being assessed to determine if there are more survivors trapped.
So far we have managed to bring out eight miners alive and we are yet to assess and find any more people down there who are still alive.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the miners were taken away by officials before the media could talk to them.
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