Six killed, eight injured by police in raid on illegal mines

Six killed, eight injured by police in raid on illegal mines

2021-10-22 11:51:00 AM

Six killed, eight injured by police in raid on illegal mines

87 suspects aged between the ages of 25 and 49 were arrested.

AFP/Robert MichaelORKNEY - Six illegal miners were killed and eight others injured following a shootout with members of the Special Task Force at a shaft in Orkney in the North West.Assisted by the Hawks and other crime units in the province, police entered an unidentified shaft where they were met with gunfire.

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One task team member was wounded.87 suspects aged between 25 and 49 were arrested.Two minibusses, illegal mining paraphernalia, gold-bearing material, and eleven illegal firearms were seized.The suspect will appear in the Orkney Magistrates Court on Monday.

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Most of these illegal miners are from Zim and Moz.