E/R: Mining pit breakdown kills three


Some three illicit miners have been confirmed dead after a mining pit fell on them at Akyem Apenamang close to Akwatia in Denkyembuor District in the Eastern area.

The perished have been recognized as Akosua Asantewaa, 41, Yaw Ntiamoah,35, and Yaw Bismark,25.

The episode happened Wednesday, September 8, at about 11:50 am

The expired people were allegedly occupied with unlawful mining when the pit collapsed on them.

Gathering part for Akyem Apinamang John Boakye said he got data at about 12:00pm that a gold mining pit has fallen on certain diggers around the old Apinamang burial ground which announced the episode to Police at about 2:00 pm.

He said, along with the police, they hurried to the scene and discovered three bodies covered with leaves.

The bodies were passed on and saved at the St.Dominic Hospital Morgue at Akwatia.

The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh revealed to Starr News Akwatia police has started examination concerning the occurrence.

Illicit mining has reemerged in many pieces of the Eastern Region making annihilation the waterway bodies and the climate on the loose.

The Eastern Regional Minister Seth Kwame Acheampong as of late occupied with partner gatherings in the mining locale in the area and gave a harsh admonition to all mining organizations in the Region to work stringently inside the transmit of the mining guidelines to upgrade capable and feasible mining.

As per the Regional Minister, the time where mining organizations occupied with infractions yet got away unpunished is a relic of past times.

He said President Akufo Addo-drove government is focused on getting a maintainable climate for the group of people yet to come, thusly, will guarantee that backwoods holds, water bodies, and any remaining regular biological systems are gotten and shielded from contamination and corruption.

He indicated plans to forcefully handle the unlawful mining danger.



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