Debswana reports fatality at its Jwaneng mine

The Jwaneng open pit diamond mine is moving underground. (Image courtesy of Debswana.)

Botswana’s Debswana Diamond Company on Tuesday reported a fatality at its Jwaneng mine following an accident involving a crane and drill rig.

The incident, which took place on Monday, involved an employee of one of Debswana’s contracting companies, it said in a statement. Investigations into the incident are ongoing, Debswana added.

Debswana is a joint venture between the Botswana government and diamond giant De Beers, a unit of Anglo American Plc.

(By Brian Benza; Editing by Nelson Banya and Kirsten Donovan)

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