6 miners killed in Limpopo copper mine
The mining industry is dealing with another tragedy.
After confirmation that six miners died in Limpopo.
The Phalaborwa mining company has confirmed that all workers who were trapped underground have been accounted for.
Workers died after a fire broke out at the mine on Sunday.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says the news of the deaths is really sad and he would like to convey his condolences to the families.
Amcu has been advocating for the amendment of the Mine Health and Safety Act and we have not seen any traction on our clarion call on this.Joseph Mathunjwa, Amcu leader
These bosses of these mines must be held accountable for the deaths of these workers.Joseph Mathunjwa, Amcu leader
He says the miners were fixing a conveyor belt that transport minerals from underground to the surface.
Apparently there was a fire around that conveyor belt and as a result, the workers were trapped underground and that is where they met their death.Joseph Mathunjwa, AMCU leader
Listen below to the full interview:
This article first appeared on 702 : 6 miners killed in Limpopo copper mine
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