Friday, 5 February 2016

South Africa Mine Collapse: 60 'Trapped'

More than 60 people are said to be "trapped" underground following the collapse of a gold mine in eastern South Africa.
A spokesman for the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) initially said around 115 of its members were "unaccounted for" after the main offices at Makonjwaan Gold Mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga province, "tragically caved in" at 8.40am (local time) on Friday.

"At this point it's unclear what caused the disaster," he said.
Emergency services said some 49 miners, with minor injuries, had been rescued and brought to the surface.
The mine is located around 224 miles east of Johannesburg.
The ER24 rescue service said: "Mine rescue services are still busy on scene to rescue the remaining miners underground."

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