Citizen Reporter
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20 Feb 2016
3:12 pm

Lily Mine rescue missions resume

Citizen Reporter

The machines broke ground this morning, mine spokesperson Coetzee Zietsman was quoted as saying.

FILE PICTURE: Members of the rescue team are pictured at the collapsed entrance to Lily Mine, 13 February 2016, in Barbeton, Mpumalanga, where rescue operations were halted after a second collapse occurred. Picture: Nicolene Olckers/ Barbeton Times

Rescue missions at Barberton’s Lily Mine, where three workers remain trapped underground, have reportedly resumed.

According to an eNCA report, drilling machines were brought to the mine yesterday and were assembled over night to set up the drilling operation.

The machines broke ground this morning, mine spokesperson Coetzee Zietsman was quoted as saying.

The mine announced on Wednesday that a new shaft had to be drilled as there was currently one entry and exit point.

Solomon Nyarende, Pretty Nkambule and Yvonne Mnisi, were trapped after the lamp-room container in which they were working was swallowed up and buried when a section of the mine collapsed on February 5.