Miner beaten to death at Konawaruk in gold row

The police say they are investigating the murder of miner David John, 22 years, of Port Kaituma, NWD, which occurred at about 0630h yesterday at Konawaruk, Region Eight.

Police say that investigations have revealed that John and another miner Andre Wallace, 32 years of Timehri Squatting Area, EBD, were involved in an argument with a group of men over the alleged theft of a quantity of raw gold. They were allegedly beaten by the men resulting in the death of John and injuries to Wallace who has been admitted to the Mahdia Hospital.

No arrest has been made as yet.

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