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A 26-year-old miner died on Monday after he was stabbed during a brawl with another miner on Sunday.
Dead is Joseph Calistro of Port Kaituma, North-West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini).
The incident occurred at 14 Miles, NWD.
According to Police reports, the victim and suspect were imbibing at a shop when Caslistro reportedly became intoxicated and wanted to fight the suspect, who tried to avoid him and walked away.
However, Calistro, who was armed with a pair of scissors, pursued the 25-year-old suspect and assaulted him.
The suspect reportedly became annoyed, disarmed Calistro and wounded him with the scissors. This occurred sometime around midnight.
The 26-year-old miner was subsequently taken for medical treatment at the Arakaka Health Centre around 01:00h. He was treated and sent away.
However, Calistro returned to the said facility hours later with a breathing problem and was receiving oxygen when he succumbed.
The body, which bore a wound to the middle of the chest and another to the right arm, is presently at the Port Kaituma Hospital mortuary awaiting a Post-Mortem Examination (PME).
Meanwhile, the suspect, a 25-year-old miner, of Port Kaituma NWD, has since been detained.