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Caledonia Mining Corporation has recorded a fatality at Blanket gold mine in Gwanda which happened as a result of blasting accident.

According to a report the accident took place on Thursday afternoon and related to “secondary blasting”.

“It is with regret that Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc (“Caledonia”) reports that an accident took place in the afternoon of February 16, 2023 at the Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe, as a result of which one Blanket Mine employee was killed.

“The accident was related to secondary blasting,” the company said in a statement.

It added: “Further details cannot be released pending the outcome of an enquiry into this accident by the relevant authorities.

“Caledonia expresses its condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased.”