- Three people are feared dead in an illegal mining pit after it caved in on them
- The incident happened in Bremang in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central region
- 15 additional people are still trapped in the pit and are yet to be rescued
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Despite the deployment of soldiers to areas where illegal mining is rife, some people are bold enough to still engage in the illegal act.
News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that three people are feared dead in an illegal mining pit after it caved in on them.
The unfortunate incident happened in Bremang in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central region.
According to a report filed by StarrNews, 15 additional people are still trapped in the pit and are yet to be rescued.
The report further noted that two others who were fortunate enough to be pulled out of the pit are in critical condition and currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
The news of the trapped miners come after the operation halt team began an anti-galamsey operation in a bid to save water bodies in the country.
In a related development, three miners believed to be working with AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi mine, have been trapped in an underground site.
This news comes after a headcount after parts of the mine caved. It is reported that one of the workers might be trapped underground.
In a report filed by JoyNews, sources say a search party has been sent underground to rescue them.
“I know there are some who believe that the ongoing exercise of ridding our water bodies and forest zones of harmful equipment and machinery is unlawful and, in some cases, harsh. I strongly disagree, and I would advise those who take a contrary view to go to court to vindicate their position, if they so wish,” he said.
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Source: Yen Ghana