Body of missing miner found underground in North West mine

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  • The miner was reported missing at the end of the day shift on Tuesday.
  • His body was found on Wednesday afternoon.
  • The cause of death is unknown.

The body of a missing miner has been found underground at Harmony Gold's Moab Khotsong mine near Orkney in the North West, the company confirmed on Wednesday.

 This after he was reported missing at the end of the day shift on Tuesday.

Harmony spokesperson Sihle Maake said an intensive search had commenced, and the man's body was found by the search party on Wednesday afternoon.

The cause of death was unknown, she told News24.

Harmony CEO Peter Steenkamp said he had committed the company's "full support and co-operation to the official investigation".

"We are reinforcing across our operations the key elements of our safety journey - leadership, risk management and attainment of a proactive safety culture," he added.

Maake said the Department of Mineral Resources, police and company were probing the incident.

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