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parliamentANA reports that the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources said on Monday that it was “deeply worried” about the sporadic seismic events that continued to claim lives in the mining sector.  

It called for a thorough investigation of the recent accident at a Harmony Gold mine.  Three out of five mineworkers trapped underground on Friday following a seismic event were confirmed dead on Monday at the Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville.  The remaining two miners remained unaccounted for as of Tuesday afternoon.  The Portfolio Committee, through its chairperson Sahlulele Luzipo, expressed condolences to the families and friends of the three deceased mine workers.  He said in a statement:  “There has to be a way to prevent these (seismic) events, a research study should be conducted on how to detect them.”  Luzipo was due to visit the mine on Tuesday and meet with management in order to establish the circumstances surrounding the deadly rockfall.


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