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Regional News of Thursday, 9 September 2021

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

3 illegal miners die in collapsed galamsey pit in Eastern Region

Their bodies have been deposited at the Saint Dominic’s Hospital Their bodies have been deposited at the Saint Dominic’s Hospital

• 2 males and a female have met their untimely death at Akyem Apinamang

• According to news report, they went mining for gold illegally when the incident happened

• Their bodies have been deposited at the Saint Dominic’s Hospital for preservation and autopsy


A mining pit that caved in at Akyem Apinamang in the Eastern Region has killed 3 illegal miners.

The deceased; 2 males and a female, were identified as Yaw Ntiamoah, Yaw Bismark, and Akosua Asantewaa.

Assembly member for Akyem Apinamang, John Boakye, was said to have been the one to report the incident to the police after it happened.

The police, upon arrival, saw the dead bodies covered with leaves, TheGhanareport stated.

The bodies have been deposited at the Saint Dominic’s Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Ebenezer Tetteh, told the media that the incident is being investigated.