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Worker killed in mine accident

A mine worker was killed in a rockfall at the Moab Khotsong Mine near Orkney in the North West, AngloGold Ashanti Limited said on Friday.

“...(He) was struck by a fall of ground at 1.45pm (on Thursday),” it said in a statement.

File image: Reuters. Credit: REUTERS

“He was immediately evacuated to hospital, but passed away...”

All drilling and blasting operations at the mine were suspended on Thursday night.

An inspection of the accident scene was expected to be carried out shortly. - Sapa

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