An amateur gold digger has died in a pit in Ntcheu and another one has sustained serious injuries when mining went wrong.
Ntcheu polie spokesperson Hastings Chigaru said Talandira James met his fate when him and a friend went along Lisungwi river to mine.
Chigaru said both the amateur miners were less than 12 years old.
“People should know that illegal mining is very dangerous,” he said.
The police publicist said the seriously wounded person was rushed to Phalula health centre where he is receiving treatment.
This is the first death recorded in illegal mining pits in Ntcheu although there are many illegal miners.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :