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Missing miners found dead

Two miners have been found dead at the Anglo American Platinum’s Bathopele mine.

FILE: A picture taken on 6 October 2012 shows workers standing outside an Amplats mine in Rustenburg. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Two miners have been found dead at the Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) Bathopele mine in Rustenburg in the North West on Tuesday.

The miners went missing after rockfalls blocked the entrance to a shaft on Saturday.

Amplats has not revealed the identities of the two men.

The company's Mary-Jane Morifi said, "We have found our missing employees and unfortunately, there are two fatalities."

She said employees would be given the opportunity to mourn properly.

Amplats is investigating the incident.