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A miner was killed on Wednesday after he was felled by large rocks while working at the edge of a hill.
Police said they are investigating the incident which resulted in the death of Donston John called Rambo, age 59 years, a Porknocker of St Francis Mission Mahaicony River, which occurred about 13:20 hours on Wednesday at Whitewater Mountain, Konawaruk Backdam.
Enquiries disclosed that the victim and a 63 year old Porknocker of Kamarang Region #7 began working as punters with a three inch pump and their detectors at the said location which is owned by a mining company.
They started to work about 10:00 hours on Wednesday and were joined by two other Punters, a 52 year old Porknocker from Samantta Point, Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara and a 49 year old Porknocker of Wakapow Pameroon.
Further, while working at the edge of a hill, several big rocks fell on the victim before the others ran for safety. Subsequently, they returned to the scene and proceeded to dig the pit with spades and retrieved the lifeless body of the victim from a hole around 22:00hrs.
Police were summoned and visited the scene and afterwards escorted the body to Mahdia Regional Hospital where it was pronounced dead by a Doctor on duty. The body is presently lying at Mahdia Hospital mortuary awaiting PME.
Enquiries are continuing.