Dozens are feared dead and others still trapped underground after an abandoned goldmine collapsed in Zimbabwe. According to officials, nearly 30 miners remain unaccounted for. Six miners have been rescued. Support pit props had apparently been damaged by blasting.
The mine collapse comes weeks after six miners died in Esigodini, southern Zimbabwe, while five others died in Chegutu when mines collapsed. Last year 24 miners died at Battlefields, Kadoma, 125km from Harare, when the shaft they were working was flooded following heavy rains.