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Three miners die in Cuyuni area after a mining pit caved in and buried them alive

There are reports this evening that 3 miners in the Cuyuni area have died after a mining pit caved in and buried them alive. Other workers tried desperately to reach the buried miners but were not able to do so in time. 3 were killed and a 4th miner was seriously injured. The incident reportedly took place at Aranka in the Cuyuni river and this evening police investigators and members of the Geology and mines commission are heading to the scene.

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