Nigerian drowns in illegal galamsey pit

Nigerian drowns in illegal galamsey pit

- The police is saying the illegal miners were on site at around 3:00am

- Police say others who survived after the collapsed of the pit absconded brings to you the latest news in Ghana

An illegal gold miner suspected to be a Nigerian national has drowned in a galamsy pit in the Brong Ahafo region.

Nigerian drowns in illegal galamsey pit

File photo: Illegal mining pit

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The illegal miner who was only identified as Christian met his untimely death at Ntortroso, a small mining community in the region.

Several other illegal miners according to reports have been trapped in the pit at the village.

Speaking to Adom Fm in Accra, the Asutifi North District Police Commander, DSP Teddy Damptey disclosed that the incidents happened on Sunday around 3:00am down.

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DSP Damptey explained that other miners who escape death after the collapse of the pit absconded for the fear of being arrested.

The police commander added that unfortunately for Christian, he lost his life instantly in the unfortunate incident.

Currently, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the St Elizabeth Hospital in Hwidiem for autopsy.

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