Lily Mine collapse: Parly raises safety concerns
Seventy-nine people were trapped when the mine in Mpumalanga collapsed yesterday.
JOHANNESBURG - As search operations continue
for three workers still trapped underground at the Lily Mine
in Barberton, Parliament has raised serious concerns over the increasing
number of accidents and safety measures.
Seventy-nine people were trapped when the mine in Mpumalanga
It's understood the trio who remain unaccounted for were
in what's called a lamp room at the time of the collapse.
Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources Sahlulele Luzipo says they are hopeful that those still trapped
will be rescued.
"We are hopeful and praying that they will come out
alive. We are quite worried about these incidents that are consistently being reported
because it is our belief that when workers continue to work, it's simple because
they are driven by the desire to put bread on the table for their families."