Bodies Recovered After Eland Gold Mine Fire

1 June 2009 (Last Updated June 1st, 2009 18:30)

The bodies of 25 people have been found at a disused gold mine in South Africa, where illegal miners were killed in a fire at the weekend. It is believed 36 illegal miners were killed in the fire at the Eland mine, owned by Harmony Gold. According to the company, nearly 300 illega

The bodies of 25 people have been found at a disused gold mine in South Africa, where illegal miners were killed in a fire at the weekend.

It is believed 36 illegal miners were killed in the fire at the Eland mine, owned by Harmony Gold.

According to the company, nearly 300 illegal miners were arrested in the area recently.

South African authorities have launched an investigation to establish how many people have died, according to the BBC.