Explosion leaves several miners injured
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