Eight Dead, One Missing Following Harmony Gold Fire

Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd. (NYSE:HMY) announced that eight of its employees are dead and one is missing following a fire at its South Africa-based Doorknop gold mine.

As quoted in the press release:

The fire was reported in a stope adjacent to 192 level haulage (some 1 733m underground) around 18:00 on Tuesday, 4 February 2014, following a seismic event that triggered a fall of ground. Rescue teams were immediately dispatched underground, but access to the affected area was hampered by smoke and a fall of ground.

Click here to read the full Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd. (NYSE:HMY) press release.