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Tears flow as 3 GALAMSEY BOYS are confirmed DEAD in pit collapse at DENKYIRA; 16 boys still trapped

Rescue efforts are underway at Bremang Brofoyedru in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central region to save up to 16 persons who are feared to be trapped in a galamsey pit collapse this dawn at 3 AM.

Three (3) of the illegal miners have already been confirmed dead and their bodies retrived from the pit; two (2) are in critical condition and are receiving treatment at a medical facility at Dunkwa-On-Offin.

The carnage has happened at a time that the government is embarking on a clamp down on illegal mining in forest reserves and on water bodies.

Kumasi-based Angel FM’s Amponsah Joseph who is currently in the town reports that the miners went under the cover of darkness to mine at night when the pit caved in.

He reports that the townsfolk are shocked by the development.

"They were said to have sneaked into the mining site at to mine at night; during the day, the abandon the sites just to evade the soldiers who are embarking on the Halt II clampdown on galamsey", the journalist reported this morning on the stations morning show.

As at the time of filing this story, authorities and security agencies were vigorously searching for survivors with heavy duty equipment.

There is more development to this story and the writer will not hesitate to furnish you with them as and when they unfold.

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Amponsah Joseph Angel FM Bremang Brofoyedru Kumasi-based

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