Police are investigating the death of Omar Oselmo, a 37-year-old male miner of North West District, Region One, which occurred last Thursday at about 18:00hrs at Sandhill Backdam, Cuyuni River.
When police ranks visited the scene, the body was seen in an old dug-out pit next to a wall of sand which appeared to have collapsed.
Enquiries revealed that the victim is employed by a mining operation at Sandhill Backdam.
On the date mentioned, at about 16:00hrs, Oselmo and his co-workers finished working for the day and went back to their camp. At about 18:00hrs, the victim returned to the workaround to ‘punt’ and suddenly the walls of the pit caved in on him.
His co-workers heard his scream and rushed to his assistance but they did not see him.
As a result, they began digging and later found Oselmo’s motionless body beneath the sand.
The body was removed and the police were notified.
Additionally, cops said the body had no mark of violence. The scene was processed and photographed, and statements were taken.
The body was thereafter escorted to the Bartica Regional Hospital’s Mortuary for storage.