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South African Miners Blocked From Leaving Illegal Mine

NPR | Feb. 17, 2014 4:57 a.m.

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Gregory Warner

Rescue efforts have been underway at an illegal gold mine near Johannesburg, where a group of miners were trapped by boulders they say were placed there by a gang of rivals. Some of the men refused rescue because those let out were being arrested by local police for their unauthorized excavations. Renee Montagne talks to David Smith, a reporter for Britain’s Guardian newspaper in Johannesburg.

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