In the Kenyan village of Kolongo, district of Homa-Bay, 21-year-old worker was killed during sand mining in the quarry. This publication reports the Daily Nation.
Thursday, June 18, mother of three children, Cynthia Awuor worked together with other women in their careers. Suddenly they struck a sand wall. Other workers managed to escape, Awuor same could not escape and were buried alive under tons of sand. The villagers rushed to her aid, but when her body was dug up, she was already dead.
The representative of local authorities Jack Obuo warned other villagers from working in the quarry. The County authorities have forbidden to extract sand during a pandemic of a new coronavirus infection. Abwa stressed that the work in the quarry at the moment is considered illegal and all violators of the quarantine will be arrested. He added that during the rainy season, sand mining is unsafe and can lead to deaths and injuries.