Ministry of Natural Resources expresses condolences to relatives of youth killed in mine

The reported death of 11-year-old Tyrone Tyrel De Souza in a mining pit in the Fish Creek Backdam area in the North West District, is a great cause of concern for the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman and the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Reports indicate that the child was among a group of children who ventured onto a mining claim, owned by miner Terrence Yarde and started an illegal search for gold. This resulted in the collapse of the pit covering the child and tragically leading to his death.

Raiding and illegal mining remains significant problems in the sector and this death only reinforces the resulting dangers of these. It is high time persons understand these dangers and deter from doing such acts. Mines safety remains avid to the interest of the Ministry and as such we continue to look into mining deaths that result from these practices.

An investigation has since been launched into this matter.

The Minister and the Ministry extends sincerest condolences to the family of the child.


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