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    Two trapped miners die at S/Africa gold mine

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa)

    Rescue operations have been suspended after two trapped miners were confirmed dead at South Africa’s Kloof Ikamva shaft of Sibanye-Stillwater's gold mine in Gauteng Province following a ground fall early on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the mine revealed.

    James Wellsted said all operations at the area where the two bodies were recovered have been suspended.

    Earlier, Wellsted told journalists that there had been a seismic incident in the morning at the mine, causing the ground fall which led to the fatal accident.

    Last week some 955 miners were trapped at a Sibanye-Stillwater gold mine in the town of Welkom following an electric cable outage during a storm.

    Two 132 Kv lines supplying mines with power in the Welkom area collapsed due to a severe storm, leaving mines in the area without electricity supply.

    All the miners were brought up to safety after being trapped for nearly 24 hours.




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