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24 July 2017

Another Galamsey Pit Collapses – 2 Dead And 11 Trapped So Far…

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Two people have been confirmed dead and eleven others remain trapped after a mining pit collapsed at Petransa in the Asante-Akyem Central District of the Ashanti Region.

The miners reportedly entered the pit at dawn on Monday to start their usual work when the pit unfortunately caved.

myjoyonline reports…

At least two people have been confirmed dead, with 11 others trapped after a mining pit collapsed at Petransa in the Asante-Akyem Central District of the Ashanti Region.

The deceased have been identified as one Abubakar 35, and Alhassan 25, all residents of the community.

Two others have been rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

The tragic incident reportedly happened at 3:00am Monday, when the illegal miners descended into the trenches to look for gold.

A colleague of the deceased told Joy News the tragedy could be blamed on the “stubborn” attitude of the victims.

He disclosed many of them were mining last night when military officers came to drive them away at 10pm. The deceased and those trapped returned to the mining ground after the officers left, he said.

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