All trapped miners rescued - paramedics

2016-02-05 13:23

Johannesburg - All mineworkers trapped underground after the Lily Mine in Mpumalanga’s Nkomazi area collapsed on Friday morning have been rescued, paramedics said.

"Initial reports were 100 were trapped, what we now know is 76 were trapped underground and all 76 were brought to the surface," ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

However, there were still three people unaccounted for, however, they were not miners, he said.

The three were in what was called a lamp room which also collapsed. A lamp room is a room or building at the surface of a mine for charging, servicing, and issuing all cap, hand, and flame safety lamps.

Meiring said efforts to find the three were still under way.

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