List of all persons trapped in illegal Prestea Nsuta mine released

List of all persons trapped in illegal Prestea Nsuta mine released

- YEN has intercepted a list containing the full details of all persons trapped in the Prestea Nsuta mine

- The collapse of the 80 feet illegal mine is feared to have seen over 20 persons killed

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The full list of all persons who lost their lives in the collapse of an illegal mining pit at Prestea Nsuta in the Western Region has been released.

List of all persons trapped in illegal Prestea Nsuta mine released
John Peter Amewu addressing the media at the site of the accident (

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This list, which was intercepted by claims that 22 persons, including two 19-year olds lost their lives in the unfortunate accident.

So far, the minister for lands and natural resources, John Peter Amewu, has ordered for the immediate closure of the mining pit as 18 victims still feared to be trapped.

Government has so far been severely criticized over its strategy to put to a final end the menace of illegal small scale mining as some very illegal miners have also threatened to vote out the NPP administration.

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In the meantime, government has revealed its resolve to release the full list of all mining concessions currently being monitored by the military - a move it claims would bring to rest the allegations of it being slow in the fight against galamsey.

These are the names of deceased persons so far:

1. Tusaom Draman (24 years)

2. Alenga Osuman (19 years)

3. Abu Mohamadu (20 years)

4. Kwabena Gyasi ( Age undisclosed)

5. Edmond Kantanah (22 years)

6. David Yendaw (N/A)

7. Kojo Yendaw (30 years)

8. Kwabena Amadu (20 years)

9. Solomon Kojo Kumi (22 years)

10. Alhassan Abdulai (N/A)

11. Zakaria Amidu (N/A)

12. Yaw Richmond (20 years)

13. Evans Asabi (27 years)

14. Richard Kwabena (25 years)

15. Michael Kwabena (26 years)

16. Elliasu Alale (19 years)

17. Abdul Rahman (21 years)

18. Innusah Seidu (21 years)

19. Adams Abore (23 years)

20. Ibrahim Majeed (20 years)

21. Halidu Salifu (32 years)

22. Abeka Kwahu (25 years)

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