Aquarius female employee found dead in underground mine

A female has been found dead at Aquarius Platinum’s Kroondal underground mine in South Africa.

The body was discovered in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Circumstances surrounding the death have not been disclosed but initial investigations suggest the woman may have been assaulted.

In a statement the company said blasting activities at the Kwezi shaft have been suspended while police conduct forensic investigations.

“Aquarius deplores any incidence of violence,” it said.

“The company will work closely with the SAPS [South African Police Services], the Department of Mineral Resources, and employee representatives to support her family and in the course of the investigation.”

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