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Alleged copper thieves trapped in former Gupta coal mine following explosion

Coal News - Published on Thu, 14 Feb 2019

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Mining Mx reported that alleged thieves who gained access to the Gloria coal mine in South Africa have been trapped following a gas explosion, according to a report by News24, a group of 42 men, reportedly Lesotho nationals, gained access to shafts at the Gloria coal mine near Middelburg in Mpumalanga last weekend, allegedly to steal copper cables.

News24 reported that following a gas explosion, 20 members of the group managed to reach safety, leaving the remaining 22 trapped underground.

The mine was owned by the Gupta family and was placed under business rescue in 2018.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 14 Feb 2019
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