24 Jun 2013

Investigation underway into death of Fijian miner

6:01 am on 24 June 2013

Authorities in Fiji say they are investigating the death of a miner in an underground incident at the Vatukoula Gold Mine.

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation reports the company will undertake a full and thorough investigation into the cause of the man's death on Friday.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro says they can only confirm that an investigation into the incident is underway.

Vatukoula Gold Mines Limited General Manager David Whittle says they will be doing everything they can to ease the miner's family's suffering at this difficult time.