Kadoma mine disaster Day 13: Hopes fade as pump breaks down

The rescue team in the Kadoma mine disaster (Battlefields)where 28 miners perished after being trapped has suffered a major setback after the heavy duty pump powered by Zimplats broke down Sunday morning.

Four miners are still trapped.

The Zim Morning Post team on the ground said the pump was drawing 63 000 litres of water per hour and it ran for 12 hours since its installation Saturday.

Last week police released the names of the deceased as Thulani Sibanda (18) of Mbizo, Kwekwe, John Mufakose (29) of Gore village, Gokwe, Norman Billion (39) of Kadoma, Andrew Mharadze (26) of Mharadze village, Gokwe, Tinashe Shanda (22) of Mashinyira village, Gokwe, Givemore Munyengeri (42) of Plot 22 Silvermoon, Battlefields, Trynos Zindonye (31) of Hamandishe village, Gokwe, Clever Takaendesa (47) of Shurugwi, Tafadzwa Mubaiwa (22) Gonde village, Gokwe, Tinei Tembo (31) Plot 47 Silvermoon, Battlefields, Charles Jacob (25) of Jacopo village, Murehwa and David Martin (38) of Kadoma.

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Please note that our team is at the site following developments and we will update you as it comes.