Rescue workers trying to save trapped miners in Nsuta halt mission due to rain

Rescue workers trying to save trapped miners in Nsuta halt mission due to rain

The victims of the Nsuta Mine, in the Western Region, disaster who have been trapped underground have been left to their fate as rescue workers abandon the quest to retrieve them.

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Earlier reports indicated that about 17 miners were supposedly trapped as the walls of a mining facility in Nsuta, caved in about four days ago.

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The rescue workers, who had set out to retrieve the 17 miners, have halted their rescue mission due to the heavy downpour of rain.

Rescue workers trying to save trapped miners in Nsuta halt mission due to rain

Rescue workers trying to save trapped miners in Nsuta halt mission due to rain

The rescuers were able to successfully retrieve one body but then their efforts to save the rest was at a standstill due to the heavy rains.

The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu-Bio revealed to Okay FM that they have had success on the location of the miners and were seeking the support of more illegal miners in their retrieval.

Rescue workers trying to save trapped miners in Nsuta halt mission due to rain

Rescue workers trying to save trapped miners in Nsuta halt mission due to rain

He said it was believed that the rest were dead but they wanted to be completely certain and promised to resume on Thursday 6th July.

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