Breaking news: Galamsey pit caves in; 7 persons trapped

Breaking news: Galamsey pit caves in; 7 persons trapped

- Seven persons are reportedly trapped in a galamsey pit at Akrokerri in the Ashanti region

- The incident reportedly happened in the early hours of Thursday July 18, around 5:00am

- Rescue efforts are however still underway to get the seven illegal miners out of the pit

Information reaching indicates that seven persons suspected to be illegal miners have been trapped in a dug out pit.

The incident reportedly occurred at Akrokerri in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti region on Thursday, July 18.

The pit caved in when the miners were allegedly digging for gold despite the ban on the activity.

Speaking to Citi FM, the Obuasi Divisional Police Commander DSP Martin Asensu confirmed the pit caved in but they are yet to ascertain whether or not people have been trapped in the pit.

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"This morning around 5 am local police at Akrokerri had the information that there are some illegal miners who are trapped in a pit and we came to the scene which supposed to be a public toilet within Akrokerri township when we came we saw that the place has caved in.

As we speak we can not confirm the number of people in there, we have used an excavator since morning but we have not seen any dead body or any person coming out, so it is still an allegation that we heard and we are investigating the matter as at now no one in the town has reported a missing person," he said

Rescue efforts are however still underway to get the seven illegal miners out of the pit.

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Meanwhile, a 65-year-old man has disclosed in an interview that he masterminded many criminal activities, including kidnapping and murder in the 90s.

Frazer Aryi, who served 20 years on the death row at the Nsawam Medium Security said he was thrilled about the kidnapping business after reading some books in Spain, so he decided to return to Ghana to execute his agenda.

“When I returned home, I recruited some friends including the son of the late VCRAC Crabbe, Gyani Kotey, Eric Korankye, Samuel Brown and others, who expressed interest to help me execute my plan. My first operation was unsuccessful but my second which involved the abduction of a four-year-old boy was successful. I received some good cash from the boy’s father,” he revealed.

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