Miner dies after Kamarang pit mishap

A 26-year-old miner died on Friday shortly after he was struck to his head while working in a mining pit at Apanda Mines in Kamarang, Region Seven.

Dead is Neville Rodrigues, of Karasabai Village, South Pakaraima.

The police said that the incident occurred around 9 am. Rodrigues was rushed to the Jawalla Health Centre in a serious condition and he subsequently succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention.

Initial enquires, the police said, revealed that Rodrigues and his colleagues were working in the pit when a chunk of hardened mud reportedly fell on his head.

His body is currently at the Kamarang mortuary waiting an autopsy.  

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