On the eve of AngloGold Ashanti's exit from SA mining, three miners were killed in an earth tremor at its Mponeng operation, the world’s deepest mine, underscoring its decision to focus on shallower mines around the world.

A level 2 magnitude tremor at midday on Thursday initially trapped seven miners 3.5km below ground at the mine west of Johannesburg and near the town of Carletonville. Four were quickly rescued, some with broken limbs but no life-threatening injuries...

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