Tragedy as South Africa confirms five missing miners dead
London, June 14, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Sibanye-Stillwater has recovered the body of the fifth and final missing mine worker after a three-day search at its Kloof Ikamva gold mine in South Africa.
In a statement, Sibanye Company revealed that thorough investigations are currently underway as it seeks to unravel answers on what went wrong.
Part of the statement reads, “The bodies of all five employees who entered an abandoned area on Monday have now been recovered and sadly five colleagues lost their lives in this tragic accident,’’
The five Sibanye workers killed went missing on Monday after entering an abandoned section of the mine near Johannesburg, the latest in a series of fatal incidents at the companies’ South African operations.
At least 20 people have died at Sibanye’s South African mines this year including seven trapped underground at its Masakhane mine in May.
Sibanye said safety issues were a concern for its investors and a factor behind a 28 percent fall in its share price last month.