At least 22 trapped underground at Gloria mine

File: Employees who are NUM members are striking in solidarity of 1,082 employees who have been retrenched at the mine.

File: At least 20 illegal miners were trapped earlier this month, after a gas explosion at the abandoned mine.

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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.