KCM Miner Blasts Accidentally Himself to Death

A 35-year old underground miner at Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) has died after he accidentally blasted himself.

KCM Corporate Affairs Manager Eugene Chungu has identified the deceased as Ezekiel Mwape a scraper driver.

He has explained that the deceased accidentally blasted himself at 970 metres deep at 12 West, 6B drift and had his hand cut off with his stomach ripped.

“I can confirm the incident happened in the early hours of today where Ezekiel Mwape accidentally blasted himself, the body of the victim is in Nchanga South Mine Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem and police have opened a docket of inquiry,” Chungu said.

“The accident that has happened today has claimed the life of a KCM employee, no other employees were injured and all works at Nchanga Underground Mine have been halted while investigations are underway,” he added


  1. pop g


  2. shimaini (underground miner)

    Blasting till the end of time

  3. Jay s jin


  4. JMB


  5. JMB

    Comment MHSRIP

  6. GM

    Too bad , may his soul rest in peace

  7. martin chiyesu

    God’s comfort to the family & mhsrip.

  8. ivan nawa

    Comment I know that level. I once worked at this level as a rigger. mhsrip

  9. Kachizo


  10. Digaman

    Its a big loss to that family mhsrip

  11. joseph ec chitalu

    Too bad..

  12. joseph ec chitalu


  13. Shametola nkhani

    Imwe ba lipota. Accidentally blasted himself means nothing. Give us proper details. Ash Mwe!

  14. Ree-shar

    Only God himself can help

  15. upperclass


  16. Jobless & homeless & hopeless

    MHSRIP @KCM if you need a replacement am available

  17. Emmanuel Moonga

    M.h.s.l.p,big lose to the family

  18. BAMBOO

    Chabipa saana icho chintu. How assured are we that he just blasted himself?. RIP

  19. Elizabeth

    this is so bad,, my condolences to the deceased family and may his soul rest in peace


    Bembas muletekanya pombo wibilima that’s your say m. Y. ‘s. R. I

  21. Mr Kutemwa Humphrey

    Why can he blast himself and what caused him to blast himself and why was it that he was the only one evolved



  23. pw

    does the mining company have safe blasting procedures for transporting , handling , loading and firing blasts underground including restriction access to explosives

  24. emilios the reverator

    May his soul rest in peace

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