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Vedanta Zinc suspends mining at South Africa's Gamsberg mine after accident

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JOHANNESBURG, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Vedanta Zinc International, a unit of Vedanta Ltd , has suspended all mining-related activities at its Gamsberg zinc mine in South Africa after a geotechnical failure trapped ten employees.

Eight of the workers were rescued after the accident at 0115 local time (2315 GMT) on Tuesday, and the company said efforts to locate and rescue the remaining two were its "main priority".

(Reporting by Helen Reid, editing by Louise Heavens)

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