A female miner at Kansanshi Mine in Solwezi has died after a Rigid Dump Truck she was driving lost control and hit into another truck.

The deceased has been identified as Annet Kalolo 34, of Mitec area in Solwezi.

Northwestern police commissioner Auxensio Daka confirmed the mine accident to News Diggers!

Daka said the accident happened on Sunday morning around 05:45 hours.

“Involved was female Annet Kalolo aged 34 of Mitec area Solwezi who, whilst driving a Rigid Dump Truck (this is the huge heavy duty truck), fleet No. RD 85 in the direction of north to south, she lost control of it and hit into the rear part of another dump truck fleet number RD 95 which was also going into the same direction,” said Daka.

“The impact caused extensively damaged front part and extensively damaged the driver’s cabin. Both legs of the driver were crushed and cut off. She died at Meryburg Hospital in Solwezi some few hours later.”

He said the police has visited the scene and inquiry file opened.