3 boys die during illegal mining of manganese  in Samfya

 3 boys die during illegal mining of manganese  in Samfya

By JOHN SAKALA
Three boys have died in a mine accident which happened at Fipe area at Shinkole village in Senior Chief Mwewa’s area.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo identified the trio identified as Felix Kalembe 11, of Shinkole village Chief Mwewa, a grade two pupil at Chamalawa primary school , Stainslous Kope 15, of Chamalawa village , and and Kelvin Kope 13, all pupils at Chamalawa primary school.

Ms Katongo said one person identified as Saviour Kope 11, who was in the company of the the dead three boys escaped unhurt.

She said the incidence occurred on January 19, 2019 at 14:00 hours at Shinkole village in Senior Chief Mwewa as the victims were mining Manganese mineral at the mine.

The bodies were retrieved by members of the public the same day and are in Samfya District Hospital mortuary.

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