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Lonmin Strike Halts Marikana Mine After Union Worker Killed

Lonmin Plc, the world’s third-largest platinum producer, said operations at its Marikana mine in South Africa have been halted after workers refused to go underground following a union official’s death.

Mining is suspended because of “an illegal work stoppage,” Sue Vey, a company spokeswoman, said in a text message. None of the 13 shafts at Marikana are operating, she said. Lonmin fell 7.3 percent to 265.10 pence by the close in London, the most since April 15.