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- Feb 23, 2012
More here:https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/hundreds-trapped-underground-in-free-state-mine-20180201Welkom – More than 900 miners are trapped underground in a Sibanye Gold mine in the Free State, following an electric cable outage after a storm on Wednesday night.
Sibanye-Stillwater spokesperson James Wellsted said on Thursday afternoon that all the miners have been accounted for and are safe. Operators are currently trying to restore power to the shaft so that the miners can leave.
He said generators had been brought in to assist.
"We are experiencing some issues, but they [the miners] have all been accounted for," Wellsted said.........