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3 dead with dozens trapped in ‘galamsey’ pit

3 dead with dozens trapped in ‘galamsey’ pit

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.

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