Labor

10 Dead in Clash Between Unions at Mine Strike in South Africa

Law enforcement and other government officials say they're trying to defuse the situation

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Police and mining officials Wednesday sought to defuse a strike that sparked clashes between rival unions leaving 10 people dead and shutting down a Lonmin platinum operation.

About 3,000 people gathered on a hill near the mine run by London-listed Lonmin, many of them carrying sticks, machetes and metal bars.