THREE PEOPLE DIE AT KANSENSELI GOLD MINE.
Three people have died at Kasenseli gold mine in Mwinilunga District of Northwestern province after the mine collapsed on them and buried them alive.
The incident happened Thursday afternoon as the residents were digging for gold.
One person has been left with a broken leg and is currently admitted in the Mwinilunga District Hospital were he is receiving treatment.
And mines Minister Paul Kabuswe who at the time of the accident was paying a courtesy call on Chief Chibwika in whose chiefdom the mine is situated has expressed saddeness at the turn of events.
Mr. Kabuswe says there is urgent need to find means and ways of how to make people legally benefit from the mineral resource.
The Minister says he can not blame the people flocking to the mine in search of gold as they are doing it for survival purposes.
It is reported that some police officers manning the mine are eganging in corrupt deals with some people who pay them to gain access into the mine.
Credit: Munati TV