Third body found at Kusasalethu mine

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This is after the dramatic rescue of nearly 500 mineworkers at the Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville, western Gauteng following an underground fire.

This is after the dramatic rescue of nearly 500 mineworkers at the Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville, western Gauteng following an underground fire.

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This is after the dramatic rescue of nearly 500 mineworkers at the Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville, western Gauteng following an underground fire.

This is after the dramatic rescue of nearly 500 mineworkers at the Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville, western Gauteng following an underground fire.

 

 

 

JOHANNESBURG – A body of a third miner trapped at Harmony’s Kusasalethu Gold Mine near Carletonville has been brought to surface.

“Regrettably, he succumbed to his injuries,” the company said on Monday.

Five employees were trapped underground on Friday following a seismic event that resulted in a fall of ground approximately 3 kilometres below surface.

READ: Difficult conditions hampering rescue efforts at Kusasalethu mine 

The company said rescue efforts to find the remaining two workers are continuing.

“Our sincerest condolences go to the family and friends of the deceased. We will not rest until the other two employees have been found and brought to surface,” said Peter Steenkamp, chief executive officer.

The latest incident has again raised questions around mine safety issues.

Harmony Gold is appealing for calm, saying it will launch a full investigation into the incident.