Miners stuck underground, not in danger: Sibanye-Stillwater

PUBLISHED: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:15:53 GMT


Sibanye-Stillwater said on Thursday that over 1,000 miners were stuck underground at its Beatrix gold mine in South Africa after a storm knocked out power, but they were not in danger.

Spokesman James Wellsted said the miners were safe and receiving food and water. Power was being restored to the mine but there was not yet enough to bring the miners to the surface.

Reporting by Ed Stoddard; Editing by Joe Brock

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