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Coal Conveyor Belts at Optimum Coal Mine Catch Fire

Coal News - Published on Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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Optimum Coal Mine at Middelburg Mpumalanga in South Africa went up in flames after a fire set the mine's coal conveyor belts alight on Sunday. Damages are estimated at R15-R20 million at this stage. The Middleburg Observer reports that while it is unclear what caused the fire, it is believed that it may be sabotage. Initial reports suggest that the fire started next to the conveyor belts and then spread onto the mine grounds.

Policed are currently investigating the matter

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 19 Sep 2019
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