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Sibanye StillwaterNews24 reports that the death toll of miners killed at Sibanye-Stillwater's Masakhane mine, after employees got trapped underground on Friday due to seismic activity, has risen to seven.  

Sibanye-Stillwater spokesperson James Wellsted said all thirteen employees who were trapped underground at the Masakhane mine, Driefontein Operations, had been recovered by mine rescue personnel.  "Regrettably, the last three employees who were recovered passed away from their injuries, bringing the total number of fatalities as a result of the seismic event to seven," he indicated.  Wellsted said the six employees who had been successfully rescued had all been admitted to hospital and were in a stable condition.  "A thorough investigation by management and the Department of Mineral Resources, and other stakeholders will be performed and all efforts will be made to prevent incidents of this nature [from] occurring in future," said Wellsted.

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