South Africa Gold Mine Collapses, Endangering About 100 Workers

Incident happened this morning at Lilly mine, near Barberton, about 360 kms east of Johannesburg, ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring says by phone. *49 miners have been brought safely to surface with minor injuries *Rescuers busy retrieving remaining workers, no fatalities so far *Shaft near head office collapsed at 8:40 a.m. Friday, trapping ~112 workers, Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union spokesman Manzini Zungu says by phone *Lilly mine operated by Vantage Goldfields Ltd. unable to immediately comment

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