Elevator plummets at SA platinum mine, killing 11 workers and injuring 75

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — An elevator suddenly dropped around 200 meters while carrying workers to the surface in a platinum mine in South Africa, killing 11 and injuring 75 — 14 of them critically, the mine operator said Tuesday. It happened Monday evening at the end of the workers’ shift at a mine in the northern city of Rustenburg. All the injured workers were hospitalised.


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