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Eleven miners rescued

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At least 11 people have been rescued from an abandoned gold mine in South Africa, after men who were working illegally became trapped by debris.
    
An emergency responder says some of the workers still below the surface in the gold mine shaft near Johannesburg appeared to be reluctant to emerge because of fears they would be arrested. He said he did not know how many people were still in the shaft.
    
The South African Press Association reported that the men were believed to have been trapped since Saturday morning. Police patrolling in the area heard their screams for help.
    
Miners who were trapped near the top of the shaft told the news agency that as many as 200 others were trapped farther down a steep tunnel.

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