Missing miner in Liberia confirmed dead

Report from Nimba County says a miner has been confirmed dead in Kpayee-Lehpula, Sanniquellie District.

William Quoi died when the diamond pit in which he and his fellow miners were working caved in.

Our correspondent says they were all pulled out alive, but William died ten minutes after.

Police investigation revealed the deceased and others were engaged in illicit mining.

It can be recalled in February 2009, similar incident left one person dead at a diamond mine in Zayglay in the Bahn Mining Agency, Zoe-Geh Dstrict.

Many of the mines in Nimba county are poorly managed with little or no regard for safety standards.


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