- 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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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the police in the Central Region arrested two persons in connection with the caving in of an illegal mining pit in Bremang in the Upper Denkyira West District of the region.
Three people were feared dead in the illegal mining pit after it caved in on them, YEN.com.gh earlier reported.
Fifteen more people are still trapped in the pit and are yet to be rescued. Two others were fortunate enough to be pulled out of the pit and are in critical condition, and currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
The police confirmed the identity of two other deceased—Kwasi Yeboah, 24, and a 13-year-old child known as Fabetia. The identity of the third victim, an adult female, is unknown.
The suspects, Kwaku Appiah and Kwesi Appiah are assisting the police with investigations, the Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Central Regional Police Command, Sergeant Evans Ettie told Accra-based Citi FM.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the victims have been deposited at the Dunkwa-on-Offin Municipal hospital mortuary for preservation, identification, and autopsy.
In a separate development, the founder of the Atta Mills Institute, Koku Anyidoho, has lashed out at the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George.
This was after the legislator’s disclosure that he once desired to join the military to topple the Kufuor administration.
Reacting to the disclosure in a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh, the suspended former Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho slammed the Ningo Prampram lawmaker for spewing gibberish.
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“I was born in Burma-Camp and grew up there: I am of the firm conviction that ALL the fine officers and men/women I saw/see in uniform; joined the GAF for reasons of good conscience.
“I detest any loose talk that suggests that the GAF is a conduit for coup,” he tweeted.
The tweet sparked wild reactions and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.
@NashPhones stated: “Do you KNOW most our coups was stage by all this fine men and women with good conscience in the GAF.”
@AhiaveQ added: “I'm sure Kotoka, Ankrah, Akuffo, Acheampong, Rawlings didn't have good conscience that is why they staged a coup? how many teachers and nurses have organized coup in this country? Sometimes just sometimes.”
@AfroPushkin observed: “I'm sure Kotoka, Ankrah, Akuffo, Acheampong, Rawlings et al were either in the Wehrmacht or the Red Army and definitely not GAF. It really is a great wonder when the people that cost us Nkrumah and brought us many years of pain, are gaslighting us.”
@_TigerOne said: “I've always said that @KokuAnyidoho never makes sense when he opens his mouth. Bullshit nkoaaa.”