Eight miners have died after being trapped underground following a fire and rock fall in a mine near Johannesburg, South Africa, as the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) announced on Thursday. The union said rescue teams are searching for a ninth man.

Seventeen workers were trapped in a mine after a fire broke out following a rock fall late on Tuesday at mining company Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine, which is located about 30 km west of Johannesburg. According to the union, the accident may h...


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