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11 illegal miners rescued from abandoned gold shaft in South Africa

Emergency services at the scene of an abandoned shaft where 30 "illegal miners" were trapped. Photo: ITV News

11 illegal miners were rescued from an abandoned gold shaft in South Africa before they were then immediately handed over to police.

The miners were brought the the surface after being trapped by falling debris more than a day ago, while those remaining underground refused to come to the surface "for fear of being arrested", emergency services said.

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from the scene: