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newsSABC News reports that two illegal miners have died and another hospitalised after illegally mining at an unused mine outside Giyani in Limpopo.  

Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said police made the discovery after they were called to the mine, following reports that illegal miners had been trapped.  Ngoepe indicated:  “The SAPS in Giyani are investigating the death of two illegal miners who died during an incident which occurred at an old unused mine between Xikukwani and Mavalani villages in the outskirts of Giyani.  It is alleged that police received calls that there were people who have been trapped inside this mine.  They reacted swiftly and all the three were removed and two already passed away and one was taken to hospital.”  Earlier last week, another illegal miner died at a disused mine at Hlaneki, also outside Giyani.


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