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S.Africa police fire tear gas at platinum mine riot

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RUSTENBURG, South Africa – South African riot police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and a water cannon on Thursday at hundreds of striking miners who went on the rampage at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg plant, the world’s single biggest platinum mine.

A Reuters reporter said at least 50 police, backed by armoured vehicles and two helicopters, moved into a shanty town near the mine after the rioters torched homes and attacked vehicles.

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