Miner killed after pit collapses at Konawaruk

first_imgA miner is now dead, and another is seriously injured after a mining pit collapsed at 35 Miles Konawaruk Backdam, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) on Monday.Dead is 23-year-old Handel Payne, also called “Daggie” of Kaneville Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD).Information reaching Guyana Times revealed that Payne and others were working in the mining pit when a piece of the mud wall collapsed behind him and struck him in the mid-section. He reportedly fell unconscious by which time the water began to rise rapidly.Dead miner: Handel PayneHe was submerged and subsequently drowned. He was later pulled out and rushed to the Mahdia Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Reports are another miner received severe injuries, and was currently hospitalised at the Mahdia Hospital. His identity has not been revealed.The pit is reportedly owned by Collin Robertson, 34, of One Mile Extension, Wismar, Linden, who also worked as the jet man.Back in 2015, 10 persons died in a mining pit in the Konawaruk area after it collapsed. The incident saw 17 miners being buried under a pile of dirt and rubble but seven of them made it out alive with varying injuries.The others remained trapped under the dirt where they eventually perished. The 10 trapped miners were Leyland Jones, Jason Trotman, Vick Bernard, Frank Bernard, Desmond Martins, Raymond August, Brian Bank, Trevon Phillips, Nanmore Kurt and another man identified only as ‘Michael’.The deaths were blamed on heavy rains in the area, improper mining design and poor safety practices at the mining camp.Meanwhile, with respect to the mining death on Monday, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has launched an investigation. The body of Payne was transported to the Mahdia Hospital Mortuary to await a post-mortem.last_img read more


first_imgThe scene of the bus blaze.BREAKING NEWS: Gardai and the fire services have rushed to the scene of an incident in which a bus caught fire in Letterkenny.The bus which caught fire in Glencar, Letterkenny this morning.The bus, which was located in the Glencar area, was completely destroyed in the blaze which happened just before 9.45am.It is not known how the blaze started but it is not understood that anyone was hurt. Donegal Daily understands the bus was only purchased this week and this was its first run out.Two tenders of the fire service rushed to the scene just before 10am and brought the blaze under control.Traffic in the area was being turned back from the blaze which sent a huge plume of smoke into the skyline.One local man said “I’m not sure what happened or if anyone was hurt. I was just driving into my house and I saw this big blaze in the middle of the road. “It was only then that I realised it was a bus on fire. I’m not sure if it was a school bus or not.“I hope nobody was hurt. The fire brigade were arriving so I pulled away to allow them to do their job.”The remains of the bus after the fire was put out. EMERGENCY SERVICES RUSH TO SCENE OF BLAZING BUS was last modified: September 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfireglencarLETETRKENNYlast_img read more

Adrian Durham promises to do the Dele Alli hand challenge on ONE condition

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Adrian Durham has vowed to attempt Dele Alli’s famous hand celebration on the condition that Tottenham win a trophy this season!Alli’s famous celebration has taken social media by storm since he scored the winning goal over Newcastle in the opening weekend of the Premier League season. 2 Durham took the opportunity on Friday’s edition of Drivetime to praise Alli’s “touch of class” comment and raised the stakes with a challenge to Alli and Tottenham.Durham said: “Dele Alli I will tell you this – I will have a go at both the fingers round the eyes challenge IF he is successful meeting my challenge.“In other words, if Spurs win a trophy, I’ll do the really exciting fingers round the eyes celebration.“Good luck to Dele with that, I’ve set you and Spurs a Mission Impossible which is winning a trophy. The Alli celebration everyone is talking about 2center_img Alli was a great sport despite having his celebration criticised “I’ll have a go at your challenges if you do my challenge…” 🧐“I challenge you to actually win something with Spurs this season. Even the Carabao Cup. Anything!”@talkSPORTDrive replies after @Dele_Official tweeted him 😂 pic.twitter.com/2hubs4Lrx0— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 24, 2018“So get your fingers into position to lift silverware and I’m going to say this – go on Spurs, let’s see if you’ve got it in you.“I’ll even give them the Carabao Cup. It doesn’t have to be a serious trophy like the Champions League or the Premier League title.“If you do that this season I will try the fingers around the eyes celebration.”Only time will tell to see if Durham indeed has to attempt the challenge. We can’t wait to see how things unfold this season! On Thursday, Durham made it very clear that he was not a fan of the celebration in an explosive rant on Drivetime.However, Alli got back in touch with talkSPORT on social media, asking if Durham could do the challenge.last_img read more