Galamsey pit collapses, kills eight in Central Region

Eight illegal miners have lost their lives after a galamsey (illegal small scale mining) pit caved in on them.

This happened in the Central Region on Wednesday at Nkotumso in the Upper Denkyira West District.

The eight men who passed away are believed to be aged between 24 to 35 years.

The galamsey pit that collapsed on the them popularly known as Face (4) is situated on the outskirts of Ayanfuri.

The incident was confirmed by DSP Irene Oppong the Central Regional Police PRO.

She mentioned the wounded persons were firsthand safely evacuated and rushed to the Dunkwa Offin Government Hospital

They were later pronounced dead on arrival.

The bodies of the deceased have since been deposited at the Hospital’s morgue for preservation to later undergo identification and autopsy.

Currently, the crime scene is guarded by the Dunkwa district patrols.

The place has been secured by the patrol teams for further investigations.

 

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