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Mineral Resources minister to visit Lily Mine

The operation to rescue three trapped miners at the Lily Mine is now in its eighth day.

One of the mine rescue vehicles seen entering the Lily Mine in Mpumalanga. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.
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JOHANNESBURG - Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane will visit the Lily Mine near Barberton today for a report back on the operation to rescue three trapped miners which is now in its eight day.

The miners were trapped after the ground on the surface collapsed down to the fourth level last week Friday.

Yesterday the company said its new techniques and equipment have helped it reach large rocks blocking access to the container where it’s stuck.

The mining company was hopeful that the rescue operation would wrap up last night, but by late afternoon they described the progress as slow.

This is due to the working conditions underground and the amount of rocks that still need to be removed.

There are also concerns around the stability of the supporting walls where the rescue is taking place.

The mine manager says minister Zwane will be shown the entire site and will meet with the families of the workers that are trapped inside the container.

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