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27 July 2017

Wassa: One dead in galamsey pit collapse

One person has died in a galamsey pit collapse at Wassa Nananko in the Western Region.

The pit reportedly caved in when three illegal miners were operating in it. One of the miners was trapped in the pit leading to his death. The two others sustained injuries.

The two survivors sustained injuries.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Wassa Akropong government hospital Morgue and investigations underway.

“Around 2pm Wednesday some people reported the collapse of a galamsey pit at the Wassa Police command and when the Police led by Superintendent Amoako got to the scene, one Mumuni, a 27-year-old was trapped”, Kumasi-based Ultimate FM reported.

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