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Harmony Gold Fire Leaves 9 Miners Missing After 8 Rescue

Harmony Gold Mining Co. rescue teams that earlier saved eight workers are searching for nine missing men after a fire more than a mile below the surface of the Doornkop mine in South Africa.

Search and rescue, and deep-level firefighting teams were deployed after the fire started yesterday at about 6 p.m. local time 1,733 meters (5,700 feet) underground, the Johannesburg-based company said in a statement. Rescuers reached eight trapped miners and brought them to the surface.