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VantageGoldfieldsSunday Independent writes that Sunday marked the 57th day since three mineworkers were trapped beneath the ground when a container used as a lamp room was buried after a rock fall at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine in Mpumalanga.  

Pretty Nkambule, Yvonne Mnisi and Solomon Nyirenda were surface workers who could not be rescued.  Several rescue efforts have failed, even after attempts to drill a second exit into the shaft in which they are believed to be located.  As things stand, foreign experts called in have indicated it will take up to six months to retrieve the three after mechanical faults have so far stalled operations to save them.  In the meantime, the grieving families of the affected have discontinued their vigil on the premises of the mine and have gone back home.


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