Five Miners Die in South African Cooper Mine After Fire; One Surviving Miner Still Trapped

Five miners died in a South African copper mine Sunday after a fire trapped the workers underground, the country’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said.

One miner was still trapped in the Phalaborwa Mining Company in Limpopo, north of Johannesburg, the union said.

The fire began on Sunday around 1:25 a.m., according to the union. The workers were ordered to evacuate to the nearest refugee chamber, a protective chamber, the union said.

A team later found the bodies of two...

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