Police in the Berbice River are investing the circumstances surrounding the death of a young miner who was reportedly crushed by a truck late yesterday afternoon.
The dead man has since been identified as 21-year-old Wesley Patoir of Kwakwani Park Road.
Reports reaching Stabroek News indicate that the young man who worked with the Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc was sitting in the right side, rear wheel of a parked truck and he was on his phone when another truck drove up alongside him. The rear wheel of the second truck then came in contact with the wheel the young man was sitting in, crushing him in the process.
Patoir reportedly died on spot, while the driver of the truck was taken into custody and is assisting police with their investigation.
Stabroek News understands that the incident occurred just after 3 pm yesterday at the Kururbuka Mine, which is said to be located between Aroaima and Kwakwani.