February 6, 2020 / 3:52 PM / 16 days ago

Two illegal Zimbabwe miners die in gold mine collapse, 20 trapped - media

HARARE, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Two illegal Zimbabwean miners have died after the gold mine they were working in collapsed, while 20 others remained trapped underground, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported on Thursday.

The newspaper quoted a Civil Protection Unit (CPU) official in Kwekwe district, 200 km south-west of the capital Harare, saying a rescue team had found two bodies but was yet to start rescuing the trapped miners.

Head of the CPU Nathan Nkomo said he could not immediately comment.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; editing by David Evans

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