At least 18 bodies at South Africa mine shooting: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:24am EDT

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's SAPA news agency reported 18 bodies after police opened fire on thousands of striking miners at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine on Thursday.

SAPA said one of its reporters had counted 18 bodies lying near the Wonderkop squatter camp at the mine. Police have not confirmed any death toll.

(Reporting by Ed Cropley)

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