Welkom. 2.2.18. The Sibanya mine in the Free State after where close to a 100 miners were trapped under ground since Wednesday due to a power failure at the mine. Picture: Timothy Bernard/ANA

CAPE TOWN - Sibanye-Stillwater on Wednesday said two workers have been trapped underground at its Kloof Ikamva Shaft, south of Johannesburg, Gauteng, following a seismic incident in the early hours of Wednesday.

"Yes we can confirm that two of our workers are unaccounted for at Ikamva. This incident happened around 01h30 this morning and was a result of a seismic event, an earthquake, nearby," Sibanye investpr relations manager, James Wellsted said over the phone.

"Obviously we are trying to get to them and we will release an update as soon as we have more information."

The Department of Mineral Resources also confirmed on its official Twitter page that it has received an accident notification from Sibanye-Stillwater's Ikamva Shaft following seismic activity.

"Two workers trapped underground. The department's inspectors are on site assisting with the rescue operation. Updates to follow," DRM said.

This is a developing story ...

Last week, 955 workers were rescued alive at Sibanye's Beatrix gold mine in Welkom, Free State, after they were trapped underground for two night following a power failure at the mine as a result of a severe storm.

- African News Agency (ANA)