One of the two men trapped after descending into a mine on Stanley road in Primrose in Germiston has died. The other one remains trapped.
JOHANNESBURG – A second mineworker has died after two men were trapped in a mine in Primrose, Germiston on Thursday.
Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services spokesperson William Ntladi said rescue operations ended on Friday morning around 12:30 am.
He said the two were declared dead at the scene after they were brought to the surface.
He said one was a mineworker and the other a manager of the mine.
“They were overcome by methane. There was no oxygen underground and they suffocated. The conditions were not good for life,” said Ntladi.
He added that the rescue operations were facilitated by Ekurhuleni disaster department and other emergency services.
The case will remain a subject of police investigation.