Agence France-PresseSeptember 28, 2013 14:47
Four Brazilian gold miners died in the South American country of Guyana when a pit they were working in collapsed, authorities said Saturday.
Police spokesman Whitney Bacchus said the men were mining in the pit about 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12 meters) deep "when it caved in and covered them."
The incident occurred at Arau, Eteringbang, near Guyana's western border with Venezuela late Thursday afternoon. However, information about it only emerged Saturday because there is no telephone contact with the remote, forested and mountainous Amazon region.