THREE juveniles have died in a mine accident at Fipe area of Shinkole village in Senior Chief Mwewa’s area.
According to a statement issued by Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Mwata-Katongo, the accident happened on Saturday around 14:00 hours.
Mwata-Katongo identified the deceased as Felix Kalembe aged 11 years; Stanslous Kope 15; and Kelvin Kope 13, all pupils at Chamalawa Primary School. One person identified as Saviour Kope aged 11 who was in the company of the deceased escaped unhurt,” Mwata-Katongo stated.
“This occurred on 19th January 2019 at 1400 hours at Shinkole village in Senior Chief Mwewa’s area as the victims were mining manganese mineral at the mine. The bodies were retrieved by members of the public at 16:00 hours the same day and are in Samfya district hospital mortuary.”