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African Platinum Miners Killed by Police (SWC)

South African authorities said that 34 "protesters" at a platinum mine were killed after police opened fire on the striking workers. The mine is owned by London-listed Lonmin PLC, the world's third-largest producer of platinum. The Financial Times reports that the violence began a week ago and that 10 people, including two policemen, had been killed in earlier fighting. The shocking violence in South Africa has had an impact on platinum prices and on the share price of U.
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