The injured person who was injured after an underground rockfall in Krugersdorp is placed in an ambulance. Picture. Supplied by Netcare 911

JOHANNESBURG - Two people died on Thursday and one remains seriously hurt after an underground rockfall in Krugersdorp, reports Netcare 911, which attended to the emergency.

Spokesperson Shawn Herbst said Netcare 911 at about 3 pm responded to reports of a rock fall on a site off Reserve Street in Wentworth Park, Krugersdorp.

"Reports from the scene indicate that two people had died and one sustained serious injuries in an underground rockfall. Authorities have retrieved the bodies of the deceased through a hole in the ground on an open piece of land," said Herbst.

He said the injured man was transported by ambulance to a hospital.

Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the fatalities.

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African News Agency (ANA)