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11 S.African miners rescued, none still trapped

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Eleven men who became trapped in an illegal gold mine in South Africa were rescued on Sunday, but an unknown number remained underground fearing arrest. 

Rescuers tend to one of the 11 workers rescued from an illegal gold mine in Benoni, outside Johannesburg, on February 16, 2014

The men, who were all uninjured, were immediately handed over to police. Rescue officials said many others were now able to leave the mine but had refused to come out while officials were present.

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