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A suspected illegal miner talks to officials after being rescued from an abandoned gold shaft in Benoni

A suspected illegal miner talks to officials after being rescued from an abandoned gold shaft in Benoni, east of Johannesburg, February 16, 2014. South African rescuers started bringing to the surface at least 30 illegal miners on Sunday who had been trapped by debris in the abandoned gold shaft near Johannesburg, emergency services ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. Vermaak later told Reuters that some of the miners still underground were refusing to come up, saying they did not want to be arrested. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA – Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES CRIME LAW DISASTER)