Trapped South African Miners Refuse To Be Rescued
Rescue efforts are hampered in South Africa after many of the trapped miners refuse to come up out of fear of being arrested.By Jasmine Bailey | February 17, 2014
Rescue workers in South Africa believe there are still a number of miners in an abandoned mine shaft just east of Johannesburg. Officials say they refuse to come up out of fear of being arrested.
The miners illegally entered the shaft in search of leftover precious metals, like gold, when they became trapped over the weekend. It’s illegal to enter the mine because it was deemed unsafe by the government. (Via WBBM)
"Eleven miners have been removed from the site, they have been checked by the medical staff … and from there they have been moved to police custody." (Via Al Jazeera)