At least 22 trapped underground at Gloria mine

File: It's understood some jobless community members are trying to stop those employed by the mine from going to work.​​​​​​​

File: It's understood some jobless community members are trying to stop those employed by the mine from going to work.

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MPUMALANGA - At least 22 people are trapped underground at Gloria mine in Mpumalanga.

Rescue teams are currently on the scene.

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It is understood that the men were allegedly stealing cables from the mine, according to Optimum rescue practitioners' legal adviser, Bouwer Van Niekerk.

“The 22 men are not employees from the mine. We suspect this was a cable theft incident”, said Van Niekerk.

 

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