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6 ‘galamseyers’ killed in mine pit … at Adum Banso

Six  illegal miners, popularly known as ‘galamseyers’ died instantly on Wednesday afternoon when  a mine pit  in which they were working collapsed on them,  at  K9,near Adum Banso,  in the Mpohor District of the Western Region.

Two bodies have been retrieved and the police were making efforts to remove the remaining four still trapped in the pit.

The two retrieved bodies, identified as those of Kwa Atta, 35, and Emmanuel Kaku, 32, have been deposited at the Funko Hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

The Western Regional Police Public Affairs Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, confirmed these in an interview with Ghanaian Times, here, yesterday.

The Police Public Affairs Officer  said Isaac  Amoah, reported to the  Mpohor police, that he visited his illegal mining site, popularly known as ‘galamsey’  at K9, near  Adum Banso, and  discovered that six male  adults had been trapped in the mining pit and possibly  died.

DSP Adiku said when the police accompanied Amoah to the scene, they met some  galamsey operators,  who assisted  in retrieving  the bodies of  Atta and Kaku, and  after inspection and photographs, the bodies were taken to the Funko Hospital  mortuary.

FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, SEKONDI

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