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JUST IN: Kwekwe School Collapses Into Mining Shaft Leaving Seven Pupils Injured

ABOUT seven pupils at Globe and Phoenix Primary School in Kwekwe are said to have been injured after a classroom block at the school collapsed into an underground mining shaft.

The school is under attack from illegal mining activities with mining tunnels running under classroom blocks.

Kwekwe Civil Protection Unit Chairperson, Mr Fortune Mpungu confirmed the disaster saying it occurred early today on 16 March.

“I can confirm the disaster which happened today morning as the children were still coming to school. There were ten children in the classroom and seven were injured,” he said.

The injured were rushed to Kwekwe General Hospital

Early last year, at Globe and Phoenix Primary School in Kwekwe have expressed concern that its classroom blocks face collapse as gold panners were digging under the school.

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Globe and Phoenix school head Isaac Bvupajena told Southern Eye that the miners were so daring that they are carrying out their illegal mining activities within the school yard at night.

“They have been threatening the school security guard and other employees at the school with death. As school authorities, we are worried about the illegal mining activities currently happening at the school,” Bvupajena said.

“We have alerted the responsible authorities about the situation, but there is no action being taken,” he added.

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