[UPDATE] Both men trapped in Primrose mine declared dead
Two men who were trapped in a mine on Stanley road in Primrose have been declared dead by emergency services.
The second patient was brought to the surface of the mine around midnight after the first patient was declared dead around 18h00 last night.
Despite all their efforts, Fire and Rescue workers could not get the two men to safety and because of a shortage of oxygen, the two men were declared dead on the scene.
It is believed that the owner and an employee of the mine were trapped for hours after descending more than 75 meters into the mine to check on water levels.
Local authorities are conducting an investigation.