Ex­plo­sion leaves sev­eral min­ers in­jured

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

AN UNDERGROUNDmine ex­plo­sion at the Shan­duka-owned Springlake mine in Hat­tingspruit, out­side New­cas­tle in KwaZulu-Natal, yes­ter­day may have been caused by poor ven­ti­la­tion, the Na­tional Union of Minework­ers said.

“Early re­ports sug­gest that the ex­plo­sion may have been caused by lack of ven­ti­la­tion,” union spokesman Le­siba Seshoka said.

He said eight minework­ers had been in­jured and taken to hospi­tal.

How­ever, paramedics and po­lice said 15 peo­ple had been crit­i­cally or se­ri­ously in­jured. – Sapa

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