#LilyMine: No update in 24 hours, rescuers remain tight-lipped

The last time the team made contact with 3 trapped workers through audio signals was nearly 70 hours ago.

Friends, family and co-workers of the three trapped mineworkers arrived at the Lily Mine, in Barberton to offer support. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

BARBERTON - It's been more than 24 hours since the last official report from Lily Mine management on the progress of the operation to rescue three workers trapped in a metal container that collapsed into the mine last week.

The workers have been there since Friday morning, when a pillar collapsed and the lamp room they're in dropped 80 metres into a sinkhole.

The rescue teams have remained tight-lipped about the status of the operation while church groups continue arriving at the mine to pray for a positive outcome.

There's uncertainty among community members about efforts to rescue the trapped workers.

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The last time the team made contact with them through audio signals was nearly 70 hours ago.

Mine management has not indicated when they will speak to community members about what will happen, only saying they plan to re-strategise.

Despite this, family members continue praying for a miracle and Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) President Joseph Mathunjwa says they are trying to stay strong.

A service by the Methodist Church in the area is about to begin outside the mine.

#LilyMine A Religious group has come to offer more prayers and support to the families of the trapped miners.KG pic.twitter.com/dcCdyHEcKT