Another 5 dead illegal miners found

2014-02-27 07:07


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Johannesburg - Five more illegal miners were found dead near a mine shaft in Roodepoort on Wednesday, Johannesburg emergency management services said.

Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said these were in addition to the bodies of five illegal miners recovered at the same place on Tuesday.

As was the case on Tuesday, the bodies were brought to surface by other illegal miners.

"It looks like they died a couple of days ago. [The bodies] are already decomposing," he said.

A body of another illegal miner was recovered on Sunday in Roodepoort.

Mulaudzi said EMS tried to send teams into the shaft over the weekend, but they had to be recalled because of the dangerous conditions.

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