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General News of Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Source: GNA

Two miners trapped to death

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Donkoto (Ash), Sept. 11, GNA - The police at Nyinahin are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of two small-scale miners in a pit at Donkoto in the Atwima-Mponua District of Ashanti. Mohammed Dambie, 39, and Yaw Dansude, 37, both mine workers of 'Ekom Ye Ya' mining company, were said to have suffocated while working in a pit with other colleagues.

The third victim, Abu Sule, 28, who survived the incident, is currently on admission at the Bibiani Government Hospital. Police Detective Chief Inspector David Nkrumah Danso of the Nyinahin Police Station, said on September 1, this year, the deceased persons were among a group of mine workers who went to one of the company's pits to work.

He said while there a machine, which supplied air into the pit, developed a fault and the workers began to suffocate. Chief Inspector Danso said some of the workers managed to escape, but their colleagues in the pit rescued the three victims who had then become unconscious.

The two, however, died while they were being conveyed to the hospital.

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