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World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Fira09(m): 7:05am On Aug 30
A man known as "The Man of the Hole," and the 'World's loneliest man' has died in Brazil after avoiding contact with humans for nearly 30 years.

The unnamed man is reportedly the last known surviving member of an Amazon tribe in Brazil.

Brazil’s National Indian Foundation, FUNAI, announced the tribesman’s passing.

“(FUNAI) informs, with immense regret, the death of the indigenous known as ‘Tanaru Indian’ or ‘Hole Indian,’ who lived in voluntary isolation and was monitored and protected by Funai through the Ethnoenvironmental Protection Front. Guaporé, in the state of Rondônia, about 26 years ago. The indigenous man was the only survivor of his community, of unknown ethnicity.” the agency said in a press release.

FUNAI reported that the man’s body was found in his hammock inside a hut last Tuesday by officials tasked with monitoring the remote Tanaru Indigenous Territory in Rondônia state in the western Brazilian Amazon, where he had been living in “voluntary isolation.”

The man, is believed to have been about 60 years old.

He was dubbed "The Man of the Hole"because of his habit of digging large, deep holes to trap animals and hide.

There were no signs of violence or struggle, and it appears he died of natural causes.

Brazil’s Federal Police will perform an autopsy on the man’s body and produce a report on the findings.

According to the non-profit organization Survival International, the “Man of the Hole” was the only inhabitant of Tanaru territory, which it described as “as a small island of forest in a sea of vast cattle ranches.”


The organization said that the rest of the tribe had been massacred in a series of attacks allegedly perpetrated by land-hungry cattle ranchers since the 1970s, with the last six members being exterminated in 1995.

"The Man of the Hole" -- was last seen on video in 2018 hacking at a tree with an ax-like tool.

Monitors had not encountered him again after that time, but they came across his straw huts and deep holes bristling with spikes that he dug to trap animals, or hide from outsiders.

Evidence at the scene suggested that the lone tribesman survived by planting corn and papaya.

“No outsider knew this man’s name, or even very much about his tribe – and with his death the genocide of his people is complete,” stated Fiona Watson, Survival International’s director of research and advocacy.

“For this was indeed a genocide – the deliberate wiping out of an entire people by cattle ranchers hungry for land and wealth.

“We can only imagine what horrors he had witnessed in his life, and the loneliness of his existence after the rest of his tribe were killed, but he determinedly resisted all attempts at contact, and made clear he just wanted to be left alone,” she said.

There are about 240 indigenous tribes in Brazil, with many under threat as illegal miners, loggers and farmers encroach onto their territory, warns Survival International, a pressure group fighting for the rights of indigenous people.

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by frostland(m): 7:23am On Aug 30
He is at peace at last

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Samfloxin(m): 7:27am On Aug 30
People dey for this life sha

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by robinso01(m): 7:28am On Aug 30
It is easy for the man to stay lonely that long,because his tribe is never opened to people outside his tribe. I doubt anyone that has been exposed to various people can stay alive for a year without any contact with people.

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by benuejosh: 7:41am On Aug 30
That guy i am sure was sick and died because he couldn't get medical attention which was beyond roots and other form of herbs.

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Prechgold1180(m): 7:42am On Aug 30
Mumu man

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Patosky4U: 7:55am On Aug 30
No be today those cattle herders the wipe out tribe and taking up people's land by Force.

The only language they understand is vawulence

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by HarlequinLekex(m): 8:46am On Aug 30
Patosky4U:
No be today those cattle herders the wipe out tribe and taking up people's land by Force.

The only language they understand is vawulence
Reduce the volume abeg

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by FalseProphet1(m): 2:54pm On Aug 30
I have no prophecy to give on this matter. Let's observe a minute silence for him.

This I have seen.

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Pwettylinda(f): 2:55pm On Aug 30
Omo grin
Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by PlayerMeji: 2:55pm On Aug 30
All will face DEATH!

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Dikaveli(m): 2:55pm On Aug 30
So Amazon get tribe

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by cremedelacreme: 2:55pm On Aug 30
If he has been avoiding humans for the past 30 years, how dem come take know say him die? grin

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Authoreety: 2:55pm On Aug 30
Chek am na
Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Abdullahi4u7(m): 2:55pm On Aug 30
How could anyone live alone? That's weird.

Meanwhile, I do have something sweet for new, intending and existing business owners in my signature.
Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Greatn3ss: 2:55pm On Aug 30
I'm the present world loneliest man

Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by iCauseTrouble: 2:56pm On Aug 30
I know this man
Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by horpeyemmi66(m): 2:56pm On Aug 30
grin grin
Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by ExtremeDot: 2:56pm On Aug 30
He must have lived a fulfilled life.

Na only God know wetin him eyes see before he choose to go live alone, away from humans.

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Yxscamdaddy: 2:56pm On Aug 30
Damnn
Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by VeryWickedMan: 2:56pm On Aug 30
Avoid humans and live long and peaceful.

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by DevilSignature: 2:57pm On Aug 30
cheesy
Should we say he was traumatized due to uncertainties surrounded his life � or he was mad

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by ATEAMS: 2:57pm On Aug 30
It's well ...


Less sins

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Pandev(m): 2:57pm On Aug 30
shocked

imagine cattle ranchers wiped out his tribe. Fulanis migrate to another tribe territory, live in the bush for some time. Then eventually grabbing lands belonging to others. Also Yeebos migrate to another tribe territory for greener pastures, live among the people for some time. Then eventually claiming ownership for the land belonging to others saying it is no man land. Fulanis and yeebos should not be part of Nigeria.

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by nony43(m): 2:57pm On Aug 30
So this man never straff for 30 years . Haba you see what cattle herders are causing? They wiped out his community.

There are other people like that in the deep Amazon forests of Brazil and Paraguay.

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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Afam4eva(m): 2:57pm On Aug 30
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Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Dripgroove: 2:57pm On Aug 30
Oppppps shocked
Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by Nobody: 2:57pm On Aug 30
Loneliness is a bitch.
Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by tiswell(m): 2:57pm On Aug 30
grin
Re: World's Loneliest Man Dies After Avoiding Contact From Humans For 30 Years(pix) by iamyemiakins(m): 2:57pm On Aug 30
Omo!

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