One killed, 15 hurt in SA mine blast

A man has died and 15 others have been injured following an explosion at a coal mine in Zululand. The miners were working in the mine shaft at the Sheleza Mine near Nongoma yesterday afternoon when tragedy struck. The one miner had died before he reached the hospital, according to the police’s Vusi Mbatha. “Three were critical and they were immediately transferred to a government clinic at Empangeni, and the others were left at the Mine Hospital and they are stable.” Mbatha says they’re still investigating the circumstances surrounding the explosion. “At this stage it is not clear what is the cause of the blast, but an inquest docket has been opened for investigation.”


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