Khoemacau accident claims two lives

Khoemacau truck being loaded.FILE PIC
Khoemacau truck being loaded.FILE PIC

Khoemacau Copper Mining over the weekend announced the deaths of two employees of an Australian-based contractor to the mine, Barminco, in an underground incident on Friday.

“Investigations into the cause of the accident are ongoing. It appears that the two, both blasting crew members, had proceeded underground to perform tasks at the Tshukudu section 140m below surface.

Their bodies were discovered by their colleagues. Two colleagues of the deceased employees were also affected and are recovering in hospital. The family of one of the deceased is a local while the second is an Indonesian citizen,” reads a statement from the mine.

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