Tragic accident at Northam

Johannesburg, Monday, 20 September 2004. It is with deep regret that the management of Northam Platinum advises that rescue teams have recovered the bodies of a further eight employees who died following a fire which broke out underground this morning. This brings the total death toll in this tragic accident to nine.

Management is currently busy establishing contact with the families and next of kin of the deceased.

Representatives of the union and the Department of Minerals and Energy are currently on site. The mine is committed to working with all parties in understanding the cause of the accident.

All production has been stopped at the mine until further notice.

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