Mine Workers who were trapped in South Africa gold mine brought to surface
Sibanye-Stillwater confirmed to the local media in South Africa that all the trapped mineworkers at its Beatrix mine in the Free State have been rescued.
Reports in the local media in the rainbow nation said 955 workers were trapped for more than 30 hours underground as a result of a power outage caused by a severe storm. Report added that a total of of 1020 workers were trapped under the ground, 65 of them were rescued on Thursday.
Eskom ,a South African electricity public utility, restored power in the early hours of Friday morning after attempts to rescue the workers using generators failed.
While some mineworkers have been driven by buses to the mine’s clinic for checkups, others are driving out of the premises.
The mine’s James Wellsted has confirmed that all workers have resurfaced.
“We do have medical staff on hand and we will deal with any emergencies as they come up. We had communications down there the whole time that they were underground, and we had no indication that anybody was in any kind of distress.”
Other reports say the miners are now demanding compensation.
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