2 killed, 5 missing after natural disaster hits Johannesburg gold mine

Death toll rises to four at South African gold mine

Death toll rises to four at South African gold mine

Management of Sibanye-Stillwater wishes to express its honest condolences to friends and family of the deceased employee and will continue to make every effort to locate the remaining five employees who are unaccounted for‚ and return all the employees safely to surface.

Another three workers were still trapped at the Driefontein mine, after six others were brought to the surface since a cave-in Thursday afternoon, Sibanye spokesman James Wellsted said Friday.

Wellsted said the epicentre of the 2.2-magnitude quake was close to where the miners were working on Thursday.

"A third (seismic event occurred) five minutes later, which reportedly measured 1.6".

The Congress of South African Trade Unions says there have been more than 25 deaths in the country's mining industry this year.

"The gold sector has seen an increase in fatalities this year, with Sibanye-Stillwater as one of the main contributors", Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said in a statement.

"At this same Masakhane Shaft, a mineworker perished after a mine accident in February".

At least four mineworkers have been killed at Sibanye-Stillwater's mine in Driefontein near Carletonville on Gauteng's West Rand. "We are shocked at the current state of affairs". The issue of health and safety has always been a burning issue and Amcu is on record campaigning in this regard.

Almost two weeks later, a mine worker died at Sibanye-Stillwater's Driefontein operations near Carletonville, the very same mine where the latest incident took place.

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