DAVAO CITY: A gold miner was killed while his companion was injured after a tunnel they were digging collapsed in Zamboanga Sibugay province, the police said. Police said the body of 54-year old Ernesto Abadilla Sr. was recovered late Thursday in the village of Little Baguio in Imelda town. The injured miner Jerry Bandiang, 38, was rushed to the hospital. He said he was lucky to be alive after a gush of water carried him to the tunnel’s entrance where he was rescued by other miners working near the area, said regional police spokesman Police Insp. Samuddin Dahlan, adding that an investigation is underway and gold tunnels in the area are illegal.