Breaking *** One male body, identified by relatives as Samson Chagoka, has been retrieved this afternoon from the tunnel at Ran Mine. The body, which was beginning to decompose, was retrieved from beneath the rubble which was underneath the water in the collapsed tunnel.

This is the first of the miners to be recovered from those who were trapped in the tunnel when it collapsed 6 days ago. This brings to 2 the number of bodies retrieved from the tunnel, the first being the rescuer who fell into the water and drowned on Saturday. The body recovered today was immediately taken to Bindura hospital mortuary. More information as story develops