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Gold Mine Blast Kills One, Injures 22

May 25, 1987

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) _ A load of detonators exploded today at the top of a gold mine shaft, killing one miner and injuring 22 others, the mine management said.

The General Union Mining Corp. said two of the workers injured at the Beatrix mine in Orange Free State suffered severe foot injuries, while the other men were not seriously hurt.

The company said the cause of the accident was being investigated.

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