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Man dies in Orkney quake

US Geological Survey intensity map of a 5.3 magnitude earthquake in South Africa.

US Geological Survey intensity map of a 5.3 magnitude earthquake in South Africa.

Published Aug 5, 2014

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Rustenburg - One person has been confirmed dead following an earthquake on Tuesday, said emergency workers.

“A 31-year-old man was found deceased in an old mining village in Orkney, in the North West,” said ER24 spokeswoman Luyanda Majija.

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“He was found lying under some debris.”

Emergency workers were at the mining village, searching for mineworkers presumed to be trapped in 11 shafts.

Majija could not immediately confirm the name of the mine.

The United States Geological Survey reportedly said it was a 5.3 magnitude earthquake.

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