Three illegal miners emerged alive on Monday while an unkonwn number remains trapped in an abandoned gold mine in South Africa.
South Africa: Three miners emerge after days of being trapped https://t.co/59ngCaCQjn— catherine_tt (@catherine_tsr) September 12, 2016
The men fled the scene for fear of police arrest.
An unknown number of illegal miners have been trapped since Wednesday in the abandoned Langlaagte gold mine in Johannesburg.
“We don’t know the number of the people who are trapped. Remember they have indicated that on Wednesday when first group were trapped, on Thursday 16 of their so called team of rescue, they went down who are alleging to go rescue those other ones. Only eight came out and the rest were trapped again, said police spokesperson,” Kay Makhubela.
Four miners were rescued on Sunday.
Action Aid South Africa says that there has to be some kind of co operation between the illegal miners, known as Zama Zama's, and government— SAfm news (@SAfmnews) September 12, 2016
According to South African state broadcaster, rescuers have suspended the search at the mine due to concerns about a possible fire and poisonous gases under ground.