Police are probing the death of a Brazilian National called “Piawi” (only name given), a 55-year-old miner, which occurred yesterday around 19:00hrs at Sand Hill, Oku Backdam.

Investigations revealed that the miner was employed at the mining operation for the past six weeks and on the date and time mentioned, he was in a hammock inside the camp when he complained to other workers of pains and swelling in his abdomen. Efforts were made to acquire transportation for him to receive medical attention, but the man became motionless whilst waiting.

The man’s body was subsequently transported to the Bartica Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor today at 14:10hrs.

Further enquiries are in progress.


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