Zambia: Rock crushes miner to death

A THIRTY-year-old miner in Chambishi has died in an underground accident, Copperbelt police chief Martin Malama has said.

Dr Malama said yesterday that Frank Lisulo of house number 24, Lukenge Way in Chambishi Township, who was during the night shift, was found dead yesterday morning after a rock fall at the Non-Ferrous Mining Company of Africa-run mine.

He said the next of kin had been informed and that Lisulo’s body was at Sinozam Friendship Hospital in Kitwe.

“Mr Lisulo was working night shift at 900 metres below ground level of NFCA. While working at the shaft, we have been informed that there was a rock fall which resulted in his death. His body was found this morning,” Dr Malama said.

Meanwhile, police in Kalulushi have impounded a truck laden with an undisclosed tonnage of copper concentrates suspected to have been stolen from Chibuluma Mine.

Dr Malama said the driver of the truck had been detained to help with investigations.


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