Three killed in mine explosion

2011-03-01 21:00
Mahikeng - Three workers were killed and six others injured in an explosion at the Bulk Mining Explosives (BME) cartridge plant at Losberg in the North West, on Tuesday, the company said.

"It is with deepest sadness that the management of BME confirms that three employees were killed this afternoon in an explosion at BME's Losberg cartridge production plant in the North West province," the company said in a statement.

"The company has immediately notified the relevant authorities and a full investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the incident."

The cartridge plant supplies megamite for the underground market and is one of the plants at the Losberg facility.

The remaining plants have not been affected.
- SAPA
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