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newsTMG Digital reports that the death toll after an explosion at a disused mine in the Free State has risen to 29.  

Late last week there was an underground explosion at the mine that was previously owned by Harmony Gold.  Police said that by noon on Wednesday, 29 bodies had been recovered.  Survivors said more bodies were still underground.  A Free State police spokesperson said 11 illegal miners, who came out of a mine shaft while the bodies were being retrieved‚ had been arrested and were currently in police custody.  Among the dead are Zimbabweans‚ Mozambicans and at least one Lesotho national.

  • A short report is at BusinessLive
  • See too, Search continues for more illegal miners trapped at Welkom mine, at News24

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