Approximately 30 illegal miners are trapped in an old disused mine in Bindura after the mine shaft collapsed late on Wednesday afternoon.
The announcement was made by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services permanent secretary Nick Mangwana on his Twitter account. He said;
Mash Central A tragedy has occurred at Ran Mine in Bindura town late this afternoon. A deep disused mine trench has caved in trapping several illegal gold miners. Exact number not yet established. So far 6 miners have been rescued. Details to follow but numbers could be circa 30