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


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.