Rescuers search Northern Cape mine

2012-05-28 22:07
Bloemfontein - Rescuers were searching a disused Kleinzee mine late on Monday to make sure no more bodies of illegal miners were obscured by debris, said Northern Cape police.

The bodies of 10 illegal miners were recovered last week and over the weekend at the old diamond mine in the Northern Cape.

Colonel Hendrik Swart said rescuers were systematically working through the remaining horizontal tunnels at the site.

One illegal digger was rescued and 11 reportedly escaped unharmed and alerted the police when a hole collapsed at 15:00 on Tuesday. The mine closed the tunnels in April.

The collapsed hole was about 6m deep and led to several tunnels and an underground waiting area.

Read more on:    kimberley  |  search and rescue  |  mining
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/Motoring
 

Middle-seat kids: Why are they special?

Limited legroom, a siblings on each side... the middle seat has long been considered the short straw in a car but does it have a secret?

 

Stay safe

Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Mom's driving-school dream come true
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It is crucial to look twice before signing anything important right now. While Mercury is in retrograde strange things can happen,...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.