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
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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