Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Gold mine suspends operations

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Reporter

Bulyanhulu gold mine has suspended all mining activities and concentrated in efforts to rescue its three workers who have been trapped after a piece of rock fell.

Statement released by the company yesterday noted that the fall occurred between 2 and 3:00am, some 900 meters below ground.

“The ground fell on a Jumbo machine and three employees are trapped,” said African Barrick Gold Public Relations and Communications manager, Mr Teweli Teweli in a statement.

According to Mr Teweli, the mine rescue team was immediately dispatched and has been working in rotation around the clock since the incident occurred.

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