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Emergency Crews Finally Clear Gold Mine Entrance So Trapped Workers Can Escape -- There's Just One Problem

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"Should they have a change of heart and mind, they then have at least some access to get out of the shaft."

A mine worker (C) walks by after he was pulled out from an illegal gold mine in Benoni, outside Johannesburg, on February 16, 2014. Eleven workers have been rescued from an illegal gold mine in South Africa where around 200 were feared trapped on February 16, 2014, in the second accident in the country's mining industry in as many weeks. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images

Story by the Associate Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — They refused to be rescued.

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