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harmonyEWN reports that Harmony Gold has said that its rescue teams are inching closer and closer to the mineworkers who have been trapped underground at its Kusasalethu Mine in the West Rand.  

Although mine management earlier said that it was positive that those still trapped would be retrieved by Tuesday night, rescuers were forced to slow down their efforts amid fears of unstable surface conditions.  This follows seismic activity at the mine that led to a rock fall on Friday, trapping five men.  The bodies of three of those men have since been recovered.  Harmony’s Marian van der Walt said that while rescue operations slowed down on Tuesday night over instability fears, the rescue teams continued to work throughout the night.

  • Read this report by Hitekani Magwedze in full at EWN
  • See too, Family members identify bodies of Harmony mine accident victims, at SABC News


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