Five killed in S African coal mine gas explosion | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 08, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 08, 2019

Five killed in S African coal mine gas explosion

South African police said yesterday that five people had died after trespassing into a disused mine, with local media reporting the deaths were caused by a gas explosion. At least 20 people are believed to be still trapped underground at the Gloria coal mine near the town of Middelburg in the eastern province of Mpumalanga after entering the shafts to try to steal cables.

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