Two trapped in Gauteng mine

2018-02-07 12:05
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The 955 Sibanye mine workers who were trapped underground for more than 24 hours have all been rescued. See pictures here.

Johannesburg - Rescue operations are currently underway for two trapped miners at the Kloof Ikamva shaft of Sibanye-Stillwater's mine in Gauteng, after a fall of ground early on Wednesday morning.

"Our rescue team has been mobilised and they are trying to get to the trapped employees and determine their condition," Sibanye Gold spokesperson James Wellsted told News24.

Wellstad said there had been, a seismic incident early on Wednesday morning.

"We are not sure if it is linked to that but it will be investigated," he said.

READ: All 955 trapped Sibanye Gold miners resurface

Last week, 955 miners were trapped at a Sibanye-Stillwater Gold mine in Welkom following an electric cable outage during a storm.

The two 132kV lines supplying mines in the Welkom area collapsed due to a severe storm, leaving mines in the area without electricity supply.

The miners were eventually rescued.

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