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anglogoldashantiEWN reports that AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) has confirmed that all mineworkers who were trapped underground at the gold producer’s Mponeng operation near Carletonville on the West Rand have been brought to the surface.  

A rock-fall trapped eight workers underground on Thursday, killing two instantly.  Four others were rescued soon after the incident, while the remaining two were brought to safety late on Thursday night.  The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said it was "disturbed and saddened" after it learned of the trapped workers.  NUM health and safety secretary Erick Gcilitshana indicated that this was the third incident at the mine in about a month, and there had been similar incidents at other mines in the area this year.


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