Rescuers head to mines after quake

2014-08-05 14:08
(Picture: Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Picture: Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Social media reacts to earthquake

2014-08-05 13:43

A number of Twitter users took to the social network to share their experiences of the tremor across South Africa. WATCH

Mahikeng - Some mineworkers at Orkney in the North West were trapped following an earth tremor on Tuesday, said emergency workers.

 - Did you feel the tremor in your area? Tell us where. Have you heard of injuries? Upload PHOTOS, upload STORIES, or E-MAIL.

ER24 spokesperson Luyanda Majija said they had received reports that the tremor had had a significant impact on one mine.

"Our crew is heading to the mine where miners are reported to trapped at 11 shafts," said Majija.

She could not immediately confirm the name of the mine.

EWN tweeted that some mines were shutting operations, and some miners were trapped underground.

Meanwhile, ER24 tweeted that a man had died when a wall collapsed on him in Orkney.

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