3 juveniles die in Samfya mine accident

Three juveniles have died in a mine accident which occurred in Fipe area, Shinkole village of Samfya District in Luapula Province.

In a statement, Sunday, police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo narrated that the three juveniles were mining manganese.

“Three juveniles have died in a mine accident which happened at Fipe area at Shinkole village in Senior Chief Mwewa’s area. The three juveniles are Felix Kalembe aged 11 years of Shinkole village Chief Mwewa, a grade two pupil at Chamalawa primary school , Stainslous Kope aged 15 years of Chamalawa village , and and Kelvin Kope aged 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. This occurred on 19th January, 2019 at 1400 hours at Shinkole village in Senior Chief Mwewa as the victims were mining Manganese mineral at the mine,” stated Katongo.

“The bodies were retrieved by members of the public at 16th hours the same day and are in Samfya District Hospital mortuary.”




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