In Summary

Iringa Regional Police Commander (RPC) Julius Mjengi confirmed the incident.

Iringa. Two small scale miners die in Msunguti village in Iringa after a failure of air supply system.

Iringa Regional Police Commander (RPC) Julius Mjengi confirmed the incident.

Mr Mjengi named those, who were died in the incident as Haus Kaijage (32) and James Mlawa(22).

The RPC said the incident occurred on May 19 at around 11 AM. Mr Mjengi further said that the deceased bodies have already evacuated from the mining pit.

Mr Mjengi also revealed that the police in the region are holding the owner of the mine (name withheld) for interrogations.

“We are holding the owner of the mine for interrogations,” said Mr Mjengi.