South Africa gold miners die after earthquake strikes


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The epicentre of the earthquake struck near where the miners were working

Four miners have died after an earthquake caused a cave-in at a South African gold mine.

The miners were among 10 rescued from Sibanye-Stillwater’s Masakhane mine, west of Johannesburg, after the incident on Thursday.

Three miners remain trapped, two of whom are still unaccounted for, the company said.

South Africa is a leading gold producer, but the industry has often been accused of a poor safety record.

This is the second large-scale incident at mines controlled by Sibanye-Stillwater in recent months.

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