Ran Mine disaster: Govt, mining companies mobilise resources for rescue operation

BY ZBC Reporter

The Rescue operation for illegal miners trapped underground at Ran Mine this Wednesday is set to commence, with government and mining companies mobilising resources for the exercise.

Mines and Mining Development Minister Honourable Winston Chitando, accompanied by his Deputy Honourable Polite Kambamura and Mashonaland Central Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Senator Monica Mavhunga visited the site this Thursday to assess the situation.

Minister Chitando said they are taking a phased approach to drain water and rescue the miners.

While the exact number of the trapped miners has not yet been confirmed, Ran Mine Consultant, John Murehwa said the shaft had a capacity of up to 40.

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