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AngoGold confirms all trapped Carletonville miners rescued

A rock-fall trapped eight workers underground on Thursday, killing two instantly.

FILE: AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng Mine in Carletonville. Picture: anglogoldashanti.com

JOHANNESBURG - AngloGold Ashanti has confirmed that all mineworkers who were trapped underground at its Mponeng operation in Carletonville have been brought to the surface.

A rock-fall trapped eight workers underground on Thursday, killing two instantly.

Four others were rescued soon after the incident, while the remaining two were only brought to safety late on Thursday night.

Two people were killed during a similar incident two weeks ago.

Anglo-Gold Ashanti’s Chris Nthite says: “The two colleagues who had been trapped underground have been rescued. We’d like to express our condolences to the family of our departed colleagues.”