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Published February 17, 2014, 04:16 AM

Eleven miners face illegal mining after being rescued in South Africa

South Africa (WDAY TV) - Eleven miners trapped by debris in an abandoned mine shaft and later rescued face charges of illegal mining in South Africa.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

South Africa (WDAY TV) -- 11 miners trapped by debris in an abandoned mine shaft and later rescued face charges of illegal mining in South Africa.

The miners are in police custody after their rescue Sunday. Emergency workers say other miners working illegally at the site near Johannesburg refused to come out of the shaft because they feared arrest.

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