In Summary
  • The man was digging out rocks to crush them into ballast
  • Children going to school Wednesday morning spotted part of his head protruding from the debris.
  • The body was taken to Nyambene Sub-County Hospital mortuary.

A 20-year-old man has died after he was buried alive by falling rocks in Meru County.

The man was digging out rocks to crush them into ballast on a road-side in Kithetu village, Igembe South.

The man, whose name was not immediately revealed, was found buried in the debris by children going to school Wednesday morning who spotted part of his head protruding.

Residents said the man would usually excavate loose rocks by the roadside at night and then crush them into ballast during the day, which he would later sell.

WORKING AT NIGHT

“I usually find him digging even as late as 3am. He was always working at the site,” said Mr Moses Kaberia, a resident.

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