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Two years since Lily Mine Collapse

Community alerts/ Susan Moraba/ Mpumalanga-Emalahleni/ 06/02/2018

Today is exactly two years since the collapse of a shaft at the Lily Gold Mine in Mpumalanga that left three workers trapped underground.

Some 76 miners were rescued out of a group of 79 trapped underground at Lily Vantage Gold Mine in Barberton.

Pretty Nkambule, Yvonne Mnisi and Solomon Nyarenda had been working inside a lamp room on the surface when a section of the earth caved in, burying their container.

A remembrance ceremony was held with the workers’ families today.

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An inquiry into the accident has wrapped up and will be reviewed by the Mineral Resources Department.

Speaking at the mining Indaba in Cape Town, Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said the report would be given to the department within the next few weeks.