A teenage miner is now dead after the mining pit in which he was working caved, in covering him with rubble.
Dead is 18-year-old Emanuel Narine of La Grange, West Bank Demerara (WBD).
Reports are that the now dead miner was working along with others in a mining pit at Oko Baramally, Sand Hill Backdam, Region 10, when the pit caved in, completely covering him. This newspaper was told that the impact of the rubble falling on the teen broke his neck and caused his demise.
The teen’s brother, Orwin Narine, took three hours before he was able to reach the Police to report the incident. Due to the location and the amount of slush, Narine’s body was left in the backdam for almost two days before it was retrieved.
Police “F” Division Commander, Kevin Adonis, told Guyana Times on Thursday that the young man’s body is presently at the Lyken Funeral Parlour in Georgetown.
A Post Mortem will be performed on Narine’s body today (Friday) to determine the cause of his death. Meanwhile, investigations are continuing into the matter.
Last month, 17-year-old Mazaruni miner Romeo Ruben lost his life when the walls of a mining pit in which he was working caved in at Gold Hill Backdam, Upper Mazaruni.
Another miner, 54-year-old Timothy Hunter of Jawalla Reservation, Upper Mazaruni, lost his life on January 31 last.
Based on information received, Hunter along with others were working in the pit when a wall suddenly collapsed, covering him in the process. The other workers reportedly attempted to get him from under the debris, but by the time they did, he had already succumbed.
On December 27, 2018, an 11-year-old boy who was working illegally in a mining camp died when the mining pit caved in on him.
Shortly before this, Lennox Douglas, 33, of Canvas City, Wismar Linden, met his demise when a portion of rocks from a mining pit reportedly fell onto his head.
He was rushed to the Issano Health Centre, where he succumbed to his injuries.
His death came on the heels of two other mining-related deaths that recently occurred in Mowasi Backdam, where Shawn Anthony James, 32, of Aishalton Village, Rupununi, and Deon Sproston, called “Jersey Joe”, of Lot 133 Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, lost their lives after the pit they were working in also caved-in.