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anglogoldashantiNews24 reported on Wednesday evening that rescue operations were still underway at AngloGold Ashanti’s Maponeng mine in Carletonville for a miner who has been trapped since Saturday.  

Spokesperson Chris Nthite said on Wednesday that a series of seismic events occurred at the mine in the early hours of Saturday, resulting in the death of a winch operator.  A second miner was injured and is in a stable condition in hospital. Operating teams were hard at work to rescue the last trapped miner.  Nthite indicated thast the third miner was trapped around 3.8km underground, with the mine being just over 4km deep.  All mining operations have since been suspended.

  • Read this report by Iavan Pijoos in full at TimesLive
  • See too, Efforts to rescue miner trapped underground after tremors continue, at TimesLive

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