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4 galamseyers trapped to death in pit

Four illegal miners were on Monday morning, trapped to death at an illegal mining site (galamsey) at Obengkrom near Salman, in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.

The  bodies of  the  deceased,  Nicholas Ebiadjoe, also called  Braimah, 37,  Thomas Kwoffie (Kabee), 30; Comfort Cudjoe, popularly called Maadeasei, 28 and Monica Mensah, also called Aba, 27,  had been recovered  from the pit and sent to the  Axim Government Hospital mortuary  for preservation and autopsy.

The Western Regional Police Public Affairs Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, confirmed the incident to the Ghanaian Times yesterday in Sekondi.

According to her at about 11. 30 am  on Monday, the Salma police received  the information that some persons  were engaged  in an  illegal mining at Obengkrom and  in  the process,  a  loose debris caved in and trapped the  four  to death. 

The Salma police, she said, went to the scene only to meet the bodies with injuries, adding “investigations are ongoing.”

FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, SEKONDI

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