15 July 2018 Read: 3954
The two men who died in the fire at Palabora Copper's mining operations in Phalaborwa have been identified. They were Mr Vula Eckson Mayindi, a Lube Truck operator and Mr Elliot Maake, an operator on the mine. Their ages have not been made public at this time.
The search and rescue operation is still continuing and the four miners are still trapped underground. Business has been suspended at the mine. Only essential services will be running as of tomorrow.
More on the rescue efforts as information becomes available.