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Two miners killed in South Africa gold mine explosion

13 September 2012

Two mine workers were killed and two others injured in an underground explosion at Harmony Gold mine in Orange Free State, South Africa, the mine's management said on September 13. Two other workers were injured in the accident and they ere both in a stable condition.

"Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited regrets to advise that two contracting employees died yesterday afternoon (September 12), after an underground explosion occurred at its Joel mine near Theunissen," the company said.

All drilling and blasting operations at the mine had been stopped until investigations to establish the cause of the explosion were completed.

"Harmony's CEO Graham Briggs and his management team express their sincere condolences to the families and colleagues of the deceased," Harmony said.

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