Rescue teams are trying reach an unknown number of illegal miners trapped inside an unused gold mine near Johannesburg. Paul Chapman reports.
Rescue bid for South African miners
It’s not clear how many illegal miners are trapped inside this unused shaft at Johanesburg’s oldest gold mine.
A group went down on Wednesday.
When they didn’t come back 16 of their friends went to find them.
Since then only nine people have come back out and there’s a race against time to find the rest.
It’s believed some of the missing may have got out on their own and disappeared because they fear they’ll be arrested.
By Monday a total of seven miners had been arrested.
Efforts were continuing on Tuesday to find the rest of the men still unaccounted for.