Rescue operation for illegal miners called off
Emergency services have called off a rescue operation for illegal miners who are trapped at a mine shaft.
JOHANNESBURG - Emergency services have called off a rescue operation at a mine shaft in Roodepoort on the West Rand where a group of illegal miners are trapped.
It is believed that four people are stuck underground at a dangerous part of the mine; it is not clear what will happen to those who are trapped.
They are in a dangerous part of the mine and rescue services do not want to enter as they fear for their own safety.
Emergency service's Nana Radebe says "The search for the alleged illegal miners that were trapped has been called off due to the carbon monoxide that is very high inside the mine itself."
This is the latest incident involving trapped illegal miners.
A number of miners were freed in Benoni earlier this week after they were trapped by a rival group.