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Trapped miners reluctant to leave

Some of the illegal miners that were trapped in an abandoned gold shaft near Johannesburg have been rescued.

Some of the illegal miners that were trapped in an abandoned gold shaft near Johannesburg have been rescued.

The BBC's Milton Nkosi said that some of the miners - who have been operating illegally - are afraid of being rescued.

A group of 30 miners are thought to have been trapped for 24 hours.

  • 16 Feb
  • From the section Africa