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Two die in an illegal mining in Chingola

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In a devastating incident, two illegal miners lost their lives while one survivor clings to hope after a mine accident at Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) Cop five dump site in Chingola.

The deceased, Prince Chilumba, 19, and Collins Nkwato, 20, were residents of Chingola who tragically succumbed to the hazards of illicit mining activities.

Copperbelt Province Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba confirmed the details of the accident, stating that Jackson Ilunga, the sole survivor, managed to escape with no visible injuries but complained of general body pains.

The incident occurred on Saturday around 7:00 PM, and several other miners who escaped with injuries are believed to have been part of the illegal operation.

In a grim twist, Collins Nkweto’s right arm was reportedly amputated, allegedly caused by an excavator as his body was being retrieved. Meanwhile, Prince Chilumba’s body displayed no visible injuries.

The two bodies were taken to Nchanga North General Hospital mortuary, while the recovering Jackson Ilunga receives treatment at Chawama Mini Hospital and remains in stable condition.


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