Feb. 23 (GIN) – An early morning fire swept through the Kusasalethu gold mine, southwest of Johannesberg, trapping close to 500 workers on a Sunday shift.
The miners were more than 7,500 feet underground when the incident was reported. Three underground fires were reported in October last year and at least one two-week mine closure.
Prayers were said and all the men were pulled to safety after efforts taking 11 hours.
South Africa's gold mines are the deepest in the...