Alleged illegal miners are questioned by police after they emerged from an underground Johannesburg's oldest gold mine in Langlaagte, South Africa, Sept. 12, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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The bodies of the last two illegal miners trapped underground in South Africa's oldest gold mine have been retrieved, a community representative said Wednesday, bringing the death toll to three.Volunteer rescue workers surfaced with the bodies late Tuesday, nearly a week after a man first went missing at the disused Langlaagte mine in Johannesburg.Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said Monday his department had sealed off 200 holes in disused mines around Johannesburg in a bid to curb illegal mining.
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