A rock burst at around 11 p.m. on Saturday destroyed part of a water drainage tunnel in a coal mine.
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The provincial Secretary of Mines said that eight people have died in similar conditions this year.
The Zimbabwe National Army has been dealing for months with people working illegally at the mine site.
This is the latest disaster in the Hpakant jade mining region.
Officials from the Mine Safety Health Administration have taken over the investigation.
Newcrest Mining says experts on site have observed no environmental damage.
After spending almost an entire day at underground refuge stations, 55 workers at The Mosaic Company’s K2 potash facility made it safely to surface.
An accident took place in the Blanket Quartz Reef area of the mine.
Officials say the mine was dug with little regard for safety.