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Silicosis class action filed against Anglo American South Africa

People walk past a board outside the Anglo American offices in Johannesburg January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
People walk past a board outside the Anglo American offices in Johannesburg January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lawyers representing gold miners suffering from the deadly lung disease silicosis said on Thursday they had filed a class action lawsuit against the South African arm of global mining giant Anglo American .

The filing by the legal groups from South Africa and Britain is the latest in several class action suits raised against South Africa's once mighty gold mining industry.

(Reporting by Ed Cropley; Editing by Ed Stoddard)

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