One miner dies after being trapped in South African gold mine


JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Mine operator Sibanye-Stillwater said five of 13 miners trapped underground in a South African gold mine were rescued but one of the five had died.

FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind a shaft outside the mining town of Carletonville, west of Johannesburg, South Africa July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

Thirteen miners were trapped underground at the company’s Masakhane mine west of Johannesburg earlier on Thursday after an earthquake that measured 2.2 caused a cave-in.

Sibanye-Stillwater said two employees were taken to a hospital and were in stable condition, while the remaining two were still being brought to the surface.

Another three employees have been located and are responding to rescue teams, the firm said.

We “will continue to make every effort…

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