Sophia miner beaten to death at Oko Backdam

The Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of miner John Mc Pherson, 25 years, of Plum Park, Sophia, which occurred yesterday at Oko Backdam, Cuyuni.

Police say that initial investigations have revealed that Mc Pherson and two other men were allegedly beaten at a mining camp for stealing a “Mat” which collects gold during the mining operation. Mc Pherson was pronounced dead on arrival at the Bartica Hospital.

Three men have been arrested and are in police custody assisting with the investigations. A number of miners have been murdered in recent weeks in the interior.


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