65 miners trapped at Zim platinum mine

By Drum Digital
22 May 2012

A mineworkers union says 65 miners are trapped underground at a platinum mine in southern Zimbabwe.

National Mine Workers Union head Shadreck Pelewelo said Tuesday that 20 miners were rescued after conveyor equipment collapsed at the Mimosa platinum mine about 400 kilometers (248 miles) south of the capital, Harare.

Pelewelo told The Associated Press that rescue efforts were "going on well so far" and there were no fatalities.

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