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newsANA reports that four alleged illegal miners died when the “dump truck” mining vehicle they were using at a Limpopo site overturned.  Police at Driekop, near Burgersfort have opened a case of culpable homicide.  

The incident happened at Mandagshoek, Mankgakganyane section on Saturday night.  Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said:  “According to information, six alleged illegal miners were in the vehicle on the mountain when it suddenly swerved and overturned several times, instantly killing four males and seriously injuring two.  The police were called to the scene, reacted swiftly, and on arrival the victims were found between huge rocks and in the wreckage.  The injured were taken to hospital with serious injuries.”  Illegal mining has largely been brought under control since the launch of provincial operations in May 2017.  The police once again warned communities, especially those along the R37 road between Lebowakgomo and Burgersfort, to desist from illegal mining.

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