February 16, 2014

SA Miners Trapped In Gold Shaft

Scores of illegal miners are feared trapped in an abandoned gold shaft near Johannesburg, South African emergency officials say.

Scores of illegal miners are feared trapped in an abandoned gold shaft near Johannesburg
Scores of illegal miners are feared trapped in an abandoned gold shaft near Johannesburg

Emergency services told Reuters that they were communicating with a group of 30 miners trapped near the top of the mine by fallen boulders.

Those miners have told them that there a further 200 trapped below.

The smaller group appears to be in good health, but the condition of those trapped below is not yet known.

BBC

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