3 dead with dozens trapped in ‘galamsey’ pit
Three persons have been reported dead with dozens trapped
after a galamsey pit caved in at Breman in the Upper
Denkyira West District of the Central Region.
The three, whose identities are not immediately known,
are said to include an elder man and woman,
as well as a girl believed to be 10 years old.
The persons trapped, according to reports, are young men
believed to be between the ages of 24 and 35 years.
The Upper Denkyira West National Disaster Management
Organization Director, Isaac Gyasi, confirmed the incident
happened in an interview with Adom News‘
correspondent Kwame Nsowah Salvation.
Mr Gyasi said the incident occurred around
5:am on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
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He explained they are suspecting not less than 40 people
have been trapped in the pit, adding that they are in
search of an excavator to help in the rescue.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the deceased have been sent to
the Dunkwa-On-Offin Government Hospital morgue
for preservation, identification and autopsy.