Gov hopeful of rescuing more miners alive

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A miner gets ready to decend into a mining pit during a mine search and rescue operation at Cricket Mine in Kadoma, Mashonaland West Province where more than 23 artisinal miners are trapped underground and feared dead on February 15, 2019. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP)
Harare – Government has high hopes that some of the artisanal miners trapped inside Cricket Mine could still be alive after eight of them were rescued on Saturday.
Mines and Mining Development Deputy Minister, Polite Kambamura on Sunday said authorities were still hopeful that some of the miners trapped at the Kadoma mine could still be alive.
 
“Although we have started recovering bodies of the deceased we still keep our hope high that they may be more survivors of this horrific and tragic disaster, ” Kambamura said 
The Cricket Mine calamity resulted in the death of more than 23 people due to heavy rainfall which flooded mine shafts and was on Friday declared a national disaster by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
After the disaster was declared a national crisis various stakeholders and government agencies came together and coordinated resources to save miners who were trapped in flooded mine shafts
Muzvezve MP Vangelis Haritatos on Sunday sent his condolences to the families who lost their loved ones through the mine tragedy which is located in his constituency.
To the families of the deceased, l would like to express my sincerest and heartfelt condolences to each and every one of you, ” he said.