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Fire rages at Harmony Gold mine

Apr 24 2013 20:27 I-Net Bridge

Company Data

HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED [JSE:HAR]

Last traded 34.61
Change 0.61
% Change 0.02
Cumulative volume 886205
Market cap 15.08bn

Last Updated: 24/04/2014 at 04:08. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

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Johannesburg‚ – An underground fire is raging at Harmony Gold Mining Company's [JSE:HAR] Phakisa mine near Welkom‚ the group reported on Wednesday.

It said employees had immediately been moved to safety‚ but one person had still not been accounted for.

“The fire started late yesterday afternoon. Despite several attempts to find the missing person‚ the intensity of the smoke and the high gas levels are making it difficult for the rescue teams to search for the person‚” Harmony said in a statement.

Phakisa’s underground mining areas were linked with those of Tshepong. To ensure that employees of both mines were kept safe‚ production at both operations have been stopped‚ the group added.

"Proto teams are working non-stop to find our colleague and fighting the fire"‚ Graham Briggs‚ chief executive officer‚ said.

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