JHS boy drowns in "galamsey" pit

JHS boy drowns in "galamsey" pit

Something terrible has occurred in the Western Region, YEN.com.gh can report.

A 15-year-old student of the Sekyere Himang Methodist JHS has drowned in an abandoned galamsey (illegal small-scale mining) pit at Sekyere Himang in the Wassa East District

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JHS boy drowns in "galamsey" pit

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The boy, Ransford Donkor, is said to have gone to wash in the abandoned pit after carrying farm produce from his village to Hemang for onward transportation to Beposo, a popular market centre.

His lifeless body was found floating in the pit by some community members who retrieved it for burial, a report by citifmonline.com said on Thursday.

The devastating news comes at a time that many Ghanaians are railing against illegal small-scale miners, whose gamalsey activities pollutes drinking water and destroys the environment.

Galamsey pits, especially, pose a death trap to Ghanaian, especially children.

May the soul of Ransford Donkor rest in peace.

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Source: Yen

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