10 GMB workers suffer severe burns after explosion at Chegutu depot

CHEGUTU – Ten Grain Marketing Board (GMB) employees were injured following an explosion at the company’s Chegutu depot on January 31.

The 10 suffered severe burns in the explosion and were treated at Chinhoyi Hospital where their condition is described as stable.

In a statement, GMB CEO Rockie Mutenha said: “Preliminary investigations have pointed to a grain bucket elevator explosion which emitted some heat injuring the personnel on duty.”

He added that GMB has launched a detailed investigation into the incident.

A similar tragedy occurred in 2018 in Mashonaland West province when at least four people were killed while three others were seriously injured after an explosion at the GMB’s Lion’s Den Depot, near Chinhoyi.

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