A 22 year old man of Mulenga area in Solwezi district has died after a tunnel where he was digging Alluvial copper ore curved in and buried him alive.

ZANIS reports that Northwestern Province Commissioner of Police Elias Chushi has confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Trackson Kalota of Njamba village in Chief Kapijimpanga’s area.

Mr. Chushi said rescuers tried their best to save him but to no avail adding that the body of the deceased is lying at Solwezi General Hospital mortuary.