MINE ACCIDENT LEADS TO RECOVERY OF TWO HUMAN BODIES IN THE MINE PIT
An accident involving a truck has led to a mysterious recovery of two bodies floating in the mine pit filled with water.
The discovery came after the truck driver lost control of his truck in Glencore mine near Ogies in the morning of Wednesday 12 October 2022 at about 05h00 am.
The truck is said to have plunged into the mine pit filled with water. Police and emergency services were summoned to the scene. Whilst police were still busy with investigation, collecting some clues on the scene, they (police) came across a gruesome discovery of two male bodies floating on the mine pit.
The truck driver who was alone during the accident was transported to hospital due to the injuries he sustained and police continued with their probe on the recovered bodies which are yet to be identified.
The bodies will be taken for post-mortem to determine the cause of death whilst their next of kin are traced. Police urge anyone with information regarding the two bodies to call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has reiterated her confidence in the team of investigators that has been assigned to get to the bottom of what has actually transpired to the two deceased persons.