A 25-year-old miner was killed at around 14.00 hrs on Sunday at Chinese Creek Backdam, Mazaruni River, after a pit in which he was working collapsed.
Police said that Kevin Adams of Linden was working with another miner in the pit when the walls collapsed. Adams was pinned and submerged. He was eventually recovered from the beneath the mud, but later pronounced dead on arrival at the Bartica Hospital.
The body is at a city hospital awaiting a post mortem examination.
Last January, 23-year-old Handel Payne of Kaneville Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara perished in similar circumstances when the wall of a pit collapsed on him at 35 Miles Konawaruk Backdam, Potaro-Siparuni.
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