Four Brazilians Killed in mining pit collapse


miners web[] – Police have confirmed the death of four Brazilians who died when a mining pit collapsed at Arau Backdam, Eteringbang on Thursday last (September 26).

The dead Brazilians are Taigo Nunes Pinto, Ronaldo Da Silva Sousa, Joao Nelson Pinto Mands and Joao Gonsalves Martins.

According to police the men were killed when the 30-40 feet deep pit they were working in caved in at about 17:55hrs.

One other man is said to have been injured and it receiving treatment at a city hospital. The bodies are at Lyken Funeral Parlour awaiting Post Mortem Examination.

Inews could not ascertain if the men were wearing all protective gears and all health and safety standards were followed. An investigation is said to be ongoing.



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