‘Galamsey’ pit caves-in; 15 feared dead

About fifteen people are feared after a galamsey’ pit caved-in at a site called I trust my leg near Wassa Asikuma in the Prestea-Huni Valley District of the Western Region.

The incident occured on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 around 9:30 in the evening.

No professional emergency response and rescue team was immediately dispatched to the scene.

Some communities members volunteered to assist retrieve those trapped in the ‘galamsey’ pit.

Three people bodies have so far been retrieved with eye witnesses saying the galamseyers are in the process of bringing in an excavator to assist in retrieving the bodies.

At the time of filing this report, a Police team has been dispatched to the scene to assist in the retrieving the bodies.

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