World Digest: Feb. 16, 2014

By World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post, February 16, 2014

South Africa

Illegal miners choose to stay underground

Emergency workers in South Africa cleared debris from the entrance to a gold mine shaft Sunday, allowing miners who had been trapped below the chance to escape. But because the miners were working illegally at the abandoned mine, some stayed underground because they feared arrest if they emerged, officials said.

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