Police in Mazaruni, Region Seven have launched an investigation into the death of a 57-year-old miner which occurred on Saturday night.
Stabroek News gathered that Khemraj Singh of Lot 682 7th Street Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara was crushed to death after a 4-wheel drive pick-up rolled off a hill and crashed into a mining camp at Duck Pond Backdam Mazaruni.
Police preliminary investigations have revealed that the motor pick-up bearing registration number PKK 7375 was at the top of the hill when the driver, a resident of Liverpool, Corentyne, Berbice exited to check the head lamps.
The vehicle however, crashed into the mining camp Singh shared with his son and a female. The vehicle, police said landed on Singh while the two others managed to escape. Singh was picked up and rushed to Bartica Public Hospital where was pronounced dead on arrival.