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General News of Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Source: Kasapa FM

One dead, 2 others hospitalized after falling into galamsey pit


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One person has died while two others have been hospitalized after they fell into an abandoned galamsey pit at Kwabedu, a suburb of the Tarkwa Nsuaem municipality of the Western region.

An eye witness told this website that the unfortunate incident happened yesterday about 9:00 pm when the three including the deceased, who is a young lady went for a driving lessons and accidentally fell into the pit.

Narrating the incident, he said “the Father and his son were training the deceased how to drive Monday evening. So when they were done with the routine lessons, the deceased opted to drive the car back home.

However before she could finish fastening her seat belt, she incidentally pressed on the accelerator and moved the vehicle and its occupants into the nearby abandoned galamsey pit.

He said the Father and his son survived the accident but the lady died instantly.



The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Tarkwa Government Hospital morgue.

Meanwhile, reports say the other two are responding to treatment at the same hospital.

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