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Rescued golf-course worker pronounced dead (Updated)

A 39-year-old worker living in Paphos died on Thursday after being buried alive by 15-200 tonnes of rocks and dirt which fell on him while he was digging in ditch during works at the Tsada golf course in Paphos.

According to official from the labour inspection department, Giorgos Katsonouris, the accident occurred around 1pm during works for the laying of water pipes.

Katsonouris said that sides of the ditch caved in. The man was freed in a large rescue operation with the assistance of the fire service and was rushed to the Paphos general hospital but was  pronounced dead on arrival.

 

 


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