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03 July 2017

Prestea: 14 feared dead after galamsey pit caves in

At least 14 persons are feared dead after a galamsey pit caved in at Nsuta near Prestea in the Western region.

An eye witness told this website that rescuers are trying to dig and  retrieve the bodies.

Reports say five others who were with them are believed to have escaped.

Prestea District Police Commander, Superintendent Atsu Dzinaku who confirmed the incident said about 19 illegal miners sneaked to the old galamsey pit to mine when the incident happened.

“The galamsey pit is an old pit and they sneaked themselves in and tried to operate and this thing happened” he added.

The latest incident comes on the back of government’s intensified fight against galamsey in the country.

 

 

 

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