Rescue teams working at the top of the shaft on Sunday
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Escaping South African miners arrested

17 February 2014 Last updated at 21:19 GMT

A number of illegal gold miners have emerged from an old South African mine, with more still underground.

Some of the men came out after being told there were no police around, but were then arrested by police who had been hiding,

The miners are reported to have been trapped by a rival group.

Nomsa Maseko reports.

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