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2 illegal miners die in galamsey pit at Talensi again

2 illegal miners die in galamsey pit at Talensi again

2 illegal miners die in galamsey pit at Talensi again

Two persons have been confirmed dead at Gbani in the

Talensi District of the Upper East Region after a mining pit

collapsed on them, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed.

The incident according to police sources available to this portal,

occurred on the noon of Thursday June 17, 2021 at the Obuasi

mining area, a popular spot for illegal mining activities in the Gbani enclave.

The deceased persons have been identified as Wahab Mahmud

aged 29 and Seidu Alhassan aged 35 who were removed from the

collapsed put by officials of the Ghana Police service

with support from some locals.

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Police sources disclosed to MyNewsGh.com that preliminary

investigations revealed that, the deceased persons and three others went

to Isaac Mensah pit for their mining activities and at about midday,

a loose hanging rock fell on them leading to their instant death.

Both victims according to reports obtained from the Tongo

District Hospital after they were examined by one

Dr. Benjamin Ayitah revealed that, they sustained a severe head

injury and poly trauma which is the cause of death.

The bodies have since been released to

the respective families for burial.

The latest incident comes a little over a fortnight after a similar incident

occurred in the area claiming the lives of 10 underground miners.

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