At least three miners believed to have been killed in Limpopo platinum mine accident


Authorities are currently on the scene at a mining incident in Mokopane, Limpopo.

The information received are still not detailed, but according to the family of a miner who died on Monday, the incident occurred at a platinum mine about 5pm.

Philip Mankge, National Union of Mineworkers East regional secretary, said the union was not granted entry into the Ivan Plats mine on Monday afternoon.

He said the intel received was that lift rope which was transporting miners underground had fault and broke, thereby killing three people in the process.

According to unconfirmed reports, it said over five workers were involved in the incident.


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