Eight dead in Ayanfuri mining pit collapse

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Eight persons are feared dead at Ayanfuri in the Central Region after an illegal mine collapsed and trapped them. 

The incident happened at Phase four, a place near Ayanfuri.

Despite attempts by residents to rescue the victims, they were pronounced dead on arrival at the Dunkwa-On-Offin Government Hospital.

The remains have since been deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

A Sergeant with the Central Regional police PR Office, Isaac Evans Etie said his outfit received information about the incident around 7 am.

He gave the age range of the deceased persons as 24 to 35years.

He said the police were investigating the incident.

The collapse of mining pits on illegal miners is a common occurrence in Ghana. This year at least two of such incidents happened in the Central and Ashanti Regions.

On October 2, 2020, at least five miners were killed and 15 others critically injured in a collapsed mining pit in Ghana’s Central region.

Two men, the police described as “illegal miners,” were confirmed dead, while others sustained injuries after an abandoned mining pit collapsed on them at dawn on January 28, 2020.

The incident happened at Panyinikrom, a farming community near Kyeremasu in the Dormaa East District in the Bono Region.









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