Rising tensions explode into grisly violence at South African mine

Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) — Rising tensions at a South African platinum mine exploded Thursday in grisly violence as police opened fire on striking miners.

Blood-stained bodies lay strewn about a field in a police response reminiscent of the ugly days of apartheid.

Police have not released a death toll, but a South African Press Association reporter counted 18 corpses. It’s feared more could be dead.


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