Two die in BCL mine accident

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Two miners are reported dead after a blast went wrong at the BCL mine in Selebi-Phikwe. According to sources, the two died following an explosion subsequent to a misfire that occurred during a blast yesterday.

The incident has infuriated the Botswana Mining Workers Union (BMWU), which has expressed concern at the rate at which accidents happen at this mine. BMWU secretary general, Bob Malele said the accident raised questions about the safety standards at the facility.

“There was a misfire yesterday in which one person died on the spot, and yesterday we learned that the other victim who was critically injured has also passed on,” Malele lamented. 

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