Miner shot dead at Lonmin mine in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, June 3 Mon Jun 3, 2013 6:47am EDT

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JOHANNESBURG, June 3 (Reuters) - A worker was shot dead at a Lonmin mine in South Africa, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday, in the latest unrest to hit the troubled platinum belt.

"One of our members was attacked with a gun in our office at Lonmin's Western Platinum mine," spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said, adding the worker later died.

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