The four mine workers trapped in a mine near Robertville on the West Rand have been freed by emergency services.

Paramedics reported on Monday 25 November 2013 that four mineworkers became trapped in a an old, unused mine that had collapsed. ER24 spokesperson Christo Venter reported that the workers had been trapped for three days.

eNCA reports that the mine shaft apparently collapsed due to building rubble being dumped at the entrance to the shaft and it is suspected that the miners being trapped was a result of a deal gone bad which led to the sabotaging of the mine entrance.

The miners were checked for their health then handed over to police.

“Rescue workers managed to reach them safely and they were removed from where they were trapped for the past three days in the old mine,” said Venter. “Fortunately none of the men sustained any injury and they were removed from the scene after being taken into custody.”

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