Amateur gold digger dies in pit, Malawi police warns illegal miners

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.

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This story is very poorly reported. What happened for the minor to get injured and consequently die?

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Please govt regularise the gold mine to benefit all the country.

Joseph Tsokwe
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Joseph Tsokwe

This is more of a child protection issue. How come such innocent children were allowed to go to such places a lone. The police should hold community leaders accountable. Rules should be formulated to deter people from life-threatening activities. Civil society should be encouraged to engage communities in alternative social and economic activities. Government should pump in moment for such activities. The topic of the story should have simply read one child dies in an attempt to engage in mining activities.

Nads
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Nads

You are right. This is about children being neglected and not about mining. Olembawonso nzeru zawo zachilendo….