In the depths of Sinazongwe’s Nkandabwe area lies a place that has become a crucible of anguish and suffering – the Chinese Collum Coal Mine. What was meant to be a source of employment and economic prosperity for the local community has instead become a graveyard of broken dreams and shattered lives. This report delves into the heart-wrenching stories of those who have borne witness to harrowing accidents within the mine's confines and the persistent lack of safety measures that have turned this workplace into a perilous trap.

Womba Kasela is a journalist based in Choma and working for Byta FM