Nearly 1,000 South African workers trapped in gold mine for 30 hours rescued

In South Africa - nearly a-thousand workers were stuck in a gold mine after the power went out. A storm knocked out power Wednesday night.

Union leaders say the incident demonstrates the continuing safety problems in South Africa's mines. They're calling for a thorough safety audit before heading back to work. 

CGTN's Angelo Coppola has details. Sibanye Stillwater, owners of the mine confirmed that all the miners are healthy and recuperating after their ordeal. The company will also shortly begin trauma counseling.

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