A miner was on Thursday last buried alive after a mining pit caved in at Ominaik Village, Upper Mazaruni River.
The dead man has been identified as 54-year-old Timothy Hunter of Jawalla Reservation, Upper Mazaruni River. Based on information received, Hunter along with others were working in the pit when a wall suddenly collapsed covering him in the process.
The other workers reportedly attempted to get him from under the debris but by the time they did, it was too late. His body was taken to the Imbaimadai Health Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
A Post Mortem is expected to be conducted shortly. Police are continuing their investigation into the death of the miner.