Eight still trapped underground at Sibanye mine following seismic event

Eight still trapped underground at Sibanye mine following seismic event

The statement‚ issued around 11pm‚ said that two employees were conscious and still being brought to the surface.

A total of 13 workers were trapped underground following the rockfall on Thursday. "All efforts are being made to locate the 10 employees who remain unaccounted for, and safely recover all the affected employees".

"Management of Sibanye-Stillwater wishes to express its honest condolences to friends and family of the four deceased employees", the company said.

The South African Department of Mineral Resources and all unions were site to assist with the rescue efforts, Sibanye said in an emailed statement earlier.

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"The NUM is angry and concerned at the rate at which mining incidents are happening at Sibanye-Stillwater", it said.

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has called for mine management to pay closer attention to the safety and protection of workers instead of chasing production.

Thirteen miners are trapped underground at Sibanye-Stillwater's Masakhane mine on the West Rand, Johannesburg, after a seismic event yesterday afternoon. "After a record period of 155 days fatality-free for the gold operations, there were three separate incidents at our South African gold operations, in which four employees were fatally injured".

The miners, who are trapped 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) underground, are not responding to attempts to contact or locate them, he said.

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