The rate of death in Eastern Region has increased because day in and day out, people lose their lives through road accident and armed robbery. However, three (3) people have died in a pit through illegal mining at Akyem in the Eastern Region.
One (1) woman named Akosua Asantewaa and two (2) men, Yaw Ntiamoah and Bismark were in a pit around old Apinamang cemetery. They were in the pit mining for gold illegally and unfortunately, the pit fell on them. They died instantly and an eye witness reported the incident to the police station. The police arrived quickly and found three (3) dead bodies covered with leaves.
The police took the dead bodies and deposited it at the Saint Dominic's hospital for preservation and autopsy while the incident is being investigated.
This incident happened on Wednesday, September 8 around 12:00pm at Akyem Apinamang, a farming and mining community in Denkyembour district in the Eastern Region.
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