Mining town residents evacuated
Tuesday, September 13th, 2022
Search and rescue efforts are underway after a mine dam bursts its walls causing flooding in the South African mining town of Jagersfontein in Free State At about 6am on Sunday 11th, the residents were greeted by mudslides infiltrating their homes after a mine dam wall burst – causing it to collapse.
The incident has caused major flooding in this diamond mining town, with roads and properties severely impacted. This disaster has reportedly left the mining town without electricity. It is reported that several houses in the nearby Charlesville residential area have already collapsed.