Three miners dead

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Three of the five missing mineworkers trapped underground after a mudslide at its Rustenburg operations have been found dead. The other two were rescued and rushed to hospital. Implats spokesperson Johan Theron said eight search and rescue teams from Impala Rustenburg and other mining companies were engaged in clearing accumulated material in their search for the five missing employees. The teams reached the affected area mid-afternoon on Monday.

“Their families have been notified and are receiving counselling and support.They are both in a serious but stable condition.”

Theron added that all operations at Impala Rustenburg’s 6 Shaft remain suspended and Impala continues to work closely with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy and other stakeholders.

“No identities will be disclosed at this time while their next of kin are being informed. Our deepest sympathies”.

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