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Eleven miners die in South Africa accident

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The accident happened on Monday afternoon at Impala Rustenburg in the North West province.

Company spokesperson Johan Theron told the BBC that 86 people were involved in the incident and that 11 of those had died.

Some of the other people affected have sustained very serious injuries.

The mine rescue operation has concluded and investigations into the incident have commenced, the spokesperson added.

He said the incident involved a winding rope connected to a lift which hoists people up and down the mine shaft.

The lift started moving downwards unexpectedly, he said.

 

Source: bbc.com

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