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Five bodies recovered at N.Cape mine
Rescue teams recovered five bodies from the Bontekou Mine near Kleinzee in the Northern Cape.
CAPE TOWN - Rescue personnel on Friday recovered five bodies from the Bontekou Mine near Kleinzee in the Northern Cape.
On Tuesday, 18 people were reportedly trapped in tunnels while on an illegal diamond digging operation.
One survivor was brought to the surface.
The police's Cherelle Ehlers said rescue operations continue.
“Rescue workers managed to get access to the tunnels. During the early hours of Friday morning, they found clothing and food in one of the tunnels. From sunrise until now, we’ve managed to recover five bodies.”
Meanwhile, 22 people were rescued in Welkom after they were trapped underground earlier this week.
The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) called on government and mining companies to do more to stop illegal mining.
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)
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