Efforts to retrieve the bodies of about 14 artisanal miners trapped at Eldorado Mine in Chinhoyi since Monday were yet to resume formally by close of day today.

Day three after the informal miners were reported trapped at the mine and nobody has been retrieved so far.

Formal retrieval efforts were due to start after 6pm, pending certification of fitness of a hoist that was being fixed to ferry the professional rescue team underground.

An informal miner who went underground earlier in the day said he observed body parts of people trapped under a boulder.

Rescue teams from Eysher and Trojan mines have been deployed to try and retrieve the bodies of the trapped artisanal miners.