7 Feb 2014

Eight bodies found in gold mine

6:01 am on 7 February 2014

Eight bodies have been recovered from a gold mine in South Africa after a fire and rock fall.

One other miner remains missing at the Doornkop mine west of Johannesburg.

Earlier, Harmony Gold said eight other miners were found unharmed in an underground refuge chamber and brought to the surface.

The BBC reports the fire began on Tuesday evening about 1700m below ground. The cause of the blaze is not yet clear.