Mamprugu/Moaduri: Five die in galamsey pit

The victims were said to be prospecting for gold in an abandoned pit when the incident occurred

Mamprugu/Moaduri: Five die in galamsey pit

Five people were trapped to death on Monday (12 September) in a galamsey pit in Nangrumah in the Mamprugu/Moaduri District of the North East Region.

The five, Mohammed (JJ), Issahaku Osmanu, Aja Kweku Noah, and two minors were said to be engaged in illegal mining activity.

Three of the deceased are believed to be natives of Yizesi in the Mamprugu Moaduri District while the other two (the minors) are from Tantala also in the Mamprugu/Moaduri District.

The assemblyman for Yizesi electoral area, Abdul Rahaman Tondow, who confirmed the incident to Asaase News said, “Well, I was not there but my wife and other people from the community told me that some five persons from Yizesi died in a pit at Nangrumah. So I did my checks and it was true. I know the three of them but I don’t know the two minors.”

The bodies of the deceased were retrieved from the pit by a rescue team and handed over to the families for burial.

“The five persons were all buried last night,” he added.

-Dokurugu Alhassan

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