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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:40 - Updated Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:40

Zambiami Case: Remains of Angolan nationals laid to rest at Cabinda's municipal cemetery

Cabinda - The remains of the last two Angolans who had been admitted in the Luanda-based specialized units, victims of burns, were buried on Friday in the Cabinda municipal cemetery and Necuto-Buco-Zau Commune (Cabinda province).

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They are Casimiro Bache, 25, and Armando Muanda, 26, whose remains arrived Thursday in Cabinda.

With the death of Casimiro Bache and Armando Muanda, the number of fatalities involving Angolans affected by the explosion of the tar boiler on September 21st this year at the Zambiami shipyard in Cabinda, has increased to five.

Five Angolan and two Chinese, of the 14 victims of the incident (9 Chinese and 5 Angolans) lost their lives as the result of explosion occurred on September 21, as the boiler was being tested.

Lack of control and observation of the safety procedures is blamed for the incident.

The civil construction Zambiami firm has been operating in Cabinda for more than eight years, with the workforce consisting of more than 200 Angolan and 100 Chinese, including civil engineers, architects and other technicians in the field.

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