Africa

Clashes At Lonmin Marikana Mine Kill Thirty

The stand off between rival unions and the police at the South African mine claims more casualties.

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More than 30 people were killed in clashes between police and striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police minister has said.

Police opened fire after failing to disperse strikers armed with clubs and machetes at the Marikana mine.

The Lonmin-owned platinum mine has been at the centre of a violent pay dispute, exacerbated by tensions between two rival trade unions.