JOHANNESBURG:– Four miners have died in an underground fire in a platinum mine near South Africa's main city Johannesburg, the Impala group said in a statement. The fire broke out on Friday at a mine near Rustenburg, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) from Johannesburg, the owners said in a statement. "The four employees were overcome by fumes while they were trying to find their way to safety," Impala said. Minister for Mines Mosebenzi Zwani on Sunday said he was "very saddened by this tragic incident," adding: "The health and safety of workers is of paramount importance and should continue to be a priority in all operations."–AFP