Sad! 9 confirmed dead in Anglogold mines

Sad! 9 confirmed dead in Anglogold mines

Nine persons have been confirmed dead on the Obuasi gold concession of Anglogold Ashanti mines due to lack of effective and meaningful intervention by state authorities, authorities have revealed.

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“It is understood that of the most recent deaths we are aware of, five people died following smoke inhalation, two occurred after a stope collapse, one died in blasting and one other individual succumbed to injuries including fractures and lacerations. We send our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased,” statement by Anglogold reveals.

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Meanwhile, government has been called upon to ensure the safety of miners who continue to be attacked by illegal miners (galamsey operators) who are mostly regulated by Chinese firms.

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