Bod­ies of four min­ers re­cov­ered

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RES­CUERS have re­trieved the bod­ies of four minework­ers trapped un­der­ground af­ter a seis­mic event at Tau Lekoa mine in Orkney, North West. The in­ci­dent hap­pened over the week­end. The Con­gress of SA Trade Unions said the res­cue op­er­a­tion has been dif­fi­cult. “Cosatu and Na­tional Union of Minework­ers lead­er­ship have been ob­serv­ing the ef­forts by the res­cue team to re­cover the bod­ies. We have been ap­praised that the re­cov­ery op­er­a­tion was dif­fi­cult and sym­pa­thise with the fam­i­lies af­fected by the tragedy,” the union fed­er­a­tion said yes­ter­day. “Cosatu has met the af­fected fam­i­lies and con­veyed our heart­felt con­do­lences. One miner died last month, and we call on mine bosses and the Depart­ment of Min­eral Re­sources to pri­ori­tise the safety of work­ers to curb sim­i­lar in­ci­dents.”

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