About 9 workers trapped underground collapse into a mine in Zimbabwe. Rescue efforts stop a week after this incident.
The Zimbabwe government has blamed the indiscriminate blast for the mine collapse in Bindura.
Rescue workers trapped in a mine in Zimbabwe have been temporarily stopped due to security concerns. The accident took place about two weeks ago in Bindura, northeast of the country’s capital. This information has been informed in a report of BBC online.
The body of a worker was recovered on Monday. A few days ago a rescue worker was killed when a rock fell on him while conducting the rescue operation.
After the first landslide in the mine, several more landslides have occurred.
Engineers are monitoring the situation so that rescue operations can resume.
Rescue work has become more complicated due to groundwater. The situation in drainage can become more volatile.
Meanwhile, the families of the miners have taken shelter in tents around the mine. No one is willing to leave the area until relatives are found. Many have given up hope of rescuing their relatives alive.
Non-mechanized mining is considered unsafe for mining. Due to the collapsed economy, many young people became desperate to work in the mines as a way to earn a quick income.