File photo: A goldmine
It has been reported that no less than 900 miners are trapped down a goldmine in South Africa’s Free State province, a union said on Thursday.
According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, the miners got stuck on Wednesday night due to a power outage, the Association of Mine workers and Construction Union (AMCU) said, calling on the company involved, Sibanye-Stillwater, to step up rescue efforts.
Forty miners have since been rescued, but 900 remain underground, the statement said.
Sibanye-Stillwater features among the world’s top 10 gold producing companies, according to its website.
Its Beatrix mine, where the trapped workers are, has shafts at depths of between 700 metres and 2,200 metres below the surface.
“Mining is very unsafe and mine workers risk life and limb daily,” the AMCU said.
“AMCU views this incident as extreme given the sheer number of workers involved.”
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