Trapped West Rand miners freed

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A rescue team at the site of a collapsed mine at Robertville on Johannesburg's West Rand, where four miners were trapped underground.

A rescue team at the site of a collapsed mine at Robertville on Johannesburg's West Rand, where four miners were trapped underground.

Emergency services have successfully freed four miners who were trapped under an old, unused mine near Robertville on the West Rand.

The mine shaft apparently collapsed due to building rubble being dumped at the entrance to the shaft.

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&39; health was checked before they were 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," ER24 spokesman Christo Venter said.
 
"Fortunately none of the men sustained any injury and they were removed from the scene after being taken into custody."
 
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The land is owned by Consolidated Main Reef Mines, a project of Central Rand Gold mining company.