US geological company to assist with #LilyMine rescue mission
The mission to rescue the trapped miners has been suspended after another collapse on Saturday.
JOHANNESBURG - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) President Joseph Mathunjwa says they've roped in an international geological company to assist with the rescue mission of three workers at the Lily Mine near Barberton, with a team flying in this morning.
The mission to rescue them has been suspended after another collapse yesterday.
A large concrete structure at the entrance of the mine tunnel and soil from a hill next to the sinkhole, broke off and fell into the same hole where the container is stuck.
"They will be flying to Barberton this morning. They will do the assessment because some of these pillars have cracked."
He says yesterday was a grim day after having to suspend the mission.
"It was quite a devastating to pronounce that the operation has been temporarily suspended."
Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma has assigned three ministers to provide support to the families of the trapped miners.