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Fourteen miners trapped in illegal mining pit at Kojokrom Mbease-Nsuta

 


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By
Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA

Mbease Nsuta (W/R),
July 3, GNA – Fourteen illegal miners who went in search of gold at Kojokrom
Mbease-Nsuta in the Prestea Huni/Valley District in the Western Region have
reportedly been trapped to death.

The incident happened
at 1730 hours on Sunday and as at 1400 hours on Monday none of the victims had
been rescued.

Superintendent of
Police, Joseph Atsu Dzineke, t

The incident happened
at 1730 hours on Sunday and as at 1400 hours on Monday none of the victims had
been rescued.

Superintendent of
Police, Joseph Atsu Dzineke, the District Police Commander in charge of
Pretsea, disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency.

He said on July 2, at
2250 hours, one Eric Nkurmah, a chairman for the small scale mining group, told
the Prestea Police Station that an illegal mining pit had collapsed on some
miners at Kojokrom Mbease-Nsuta.

He said a team of
police officers were, subsequently, sent to the site where some of the miners,
who survived, told them that while they were coming out of the pit to buy food
they heard a loud sound and suddenly the pit caved in on them.

The District Commander
said since yesterday a combined team of police officers and illegal miners had
been working hard to rescue the victims from the pit, which was about 80 meters
feet..

 

– Fourteen illegal miners who went in search of gold at Kojokrom
Mbease-Nsuta in the Prestea Huni/Valley District in the Western Region have
reportedly been trapped to death.

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