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Sibanye StillwaterNews24 reported on Thursday that hundreds of miners were trapped underground in Sibanye-Stillwater’s Beatrix mine in the Free State following an electric cable outage after a storm on Wednesday night.  

Sibanye-Stillwater spokesperson James Wellsted said on Thursday afternoon that all the miners had been accounted for and were safe.  Operators were trying to restore power to the shaft to allow the miners to leave.  Wellsted said generators had been brought in to assist.  "We are experiencing some issues, but they [the miners] have all been accounted for," Wellsted indicated.

  • This short report by Jan Bornman is at News24
  • See too, Beatrix miners stuck underground, not in danger, at Mining Weekly

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