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Dozens of gold panners are feared to have drowned underground after heavy rains flooded shafts at two mines in Zimbabwe, police are quoted by the state-owned broadcaster as saying.
Rescue teams and pumps were being “activated” to drain the water, and to search for the bodies and any survivors at the mines near Kadoma town, about 160 km (99 miles) south-west of the capital, Harare, police spokesman Clemence Mabweazara added.
The state-owned Herald newspaper reported that 23 miners had died, while the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) said 38 are feared to have drowned.
A told of 34 of artisanal miners went underground at Silver Moon Mine and another four at Cricket Mine before a heavy downpour caused them to flood.

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