Wednesday, May 23, 2012

75 trapped miners rescued alive in Zim‎babwe

A total of 75 miners were rescued Tuesday afternoon after a conveyor belt collapsed at the Mimosa platinum mine in Zvishavane.

A statement from the company said “a fire occurred at the jointly owned Mimosa operation in Zimbabwe during the night. This was caused when the conveyor belt in the main decline ignited. The fire has been contained.”

The mine owned by Implats and Aquarius Platinum said “all employees have been accounted for and no injuries have been reported. The majority of the workforce was evacuated following the incident.” Read More