Thursday, 18 March 2010

Three workers die in mine accident

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira, Mwanza

African Barrick Gold (ABG) yesterday declared dead three Bulyanhulu Gold Mine workers, who were trapped underneath a collapsing rock at the mine situated in Kahama district, Shinyanga region.

The employees, who lost their precious lives in the tragic rock fall incident, according to ABG Public Relations and Communication Manager, Teweli Teweli, are Dickson Kadelema, 36, Vedastus Wilfred Tandise, 33, and Joel Matthew Nicholas, 34.

While Kadelema was a Jumbo operator at the mine employed in 2003, Tandise and Nicholas were recruited as miners in 2008 and 2007 respectively, Teweli said.

“Words cannot express the deep sorrow we feel for the tragic loss of life of our colleagues,” ABG Chief Operating Officer, Mr Dave Anthony, was quoted as saying in a statement availed to The Citizen here yesterday. “Thoughts and prayers of all the ABG employees were with their diseased colleagues' families and friends,” he said.

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