Region 7 miner killed after pit caves in, investigation launched

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An investigation has been launched into the death of a miner, who was on Tuesday morning killed after a mining pit in which he was working caved in at Imbaimadai, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).

The dead man has been identified as Almo Adams.

This publication was informed that Adams was “jetting” when the walls of the pit came crashing down, trapping him under the mud.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 10:00h.

His co-workers rushed to his rescue but took some time to pull him from under the mud. He was subsequently taken to the Imbaimadai Health Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Adams’ body has since been transported to the Bartica Hospital Mortuary.

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