Miner killed in cigarettes row

Daniel George

A young miner is now dead after he was stabbed by a man who he was arguing with him over cigarettes.

According to the police, 20-year-old Daniel George of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, was drinking at the Barakat Landing, Mazaruni River along with a 35-year-old miner from Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo.

While they were imbibing, around 8 pm, on October 16, an argument erupted over cigarettes during which the suspect fatally stabbed George in his abdomen and right eye with a knife.

The suspect has since been arrested and is currently in police custody assisting with the investigation.

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