SOUTH AFRICA: Goldmine blast kills seven
Seven miners were killed in an explosion
overnight at a gold mine near Welkom, about 300 km southwest of the capital
Pretoria, mine owners Gold Fields said on Monday. Gold Fields spokesman
Wilson Zwane said the dead men were from neighbouring Lesotho and Mozambique.
"More miners might be missing,"
Zwane said. According to news reports about 1,105 miners were underground
when the blast occurred at 3:00 a.m. (0500 GMT) 780 metres below the surface.
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