Two people died on Tuesday, October 13, after a quarry wall they were digging collapsed in Maweni near Ukunda airport, Kwale county.
The Police who are currently at the scene leading the operation to retrieve the bodies, have identified the victims as Peter Ngani and Victor Wanyama.
The two were buried alive when the incident happened at around 8 in the morning.
Addressing the media, Msambweni police boss Nehemiah Bitok who is leading the rescue operations said that the the two were crushed when then rocks they were digging caved in.
‘’The two had been digging the rocks at Maweni quarry when the wall collapsed, we mobilised the excavators so that we could try to retrieve the two,’’ he told The Standard.
The efforts of other miners to rescue the two men were futile forcing them to alert the authorities.
The police and Red cross officials responded and are trying to retrieve the bodies of the two.
Police and county officials have added that they are considering closing the quarry due to exploitation endangering the lives of the miners.