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Scores of SA miners feared trapped

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

Werner Vermaak of ER24 emergency services told the BBC that police were patrolling the area this morning when they heard cries for help coming from underground.

He said rescuers can hear some of the miners, but can't see them.

  • 16 Feb 2014
  • From the section Africa
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