Minerals Commission investigates Breman galamsey deaths

The Minerals Commission has launched a probe into the galamsey pill collapse at  Breman in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region.

“Preliminary investigations indicate that small-scale miners were working illegally at the site which falls within the prospecting license of Adio-Mabas Ghana Limited,” Acting CEO of the Minerals Commission, Martin Kwaku Ayisi, said in a statement.

The investigation comes after three unidentified persons were confirmed dead after the collapse.

The deceased include a man, a woman, and a girl believed to be about 10 years old.

About 40 others were trapped in the rubble.

Mr Ayisi revealed that a cave-in caused the accident.

“The Minerals Commission wishes to inform the general public that the Inspectorate Division of the Commission has commenced full investigation into the matter.”

He added that inspectors from Dunkwa, Obuasi, and Kumasi offices of the Minerals Commission had been tasked to help with the investigation collectively.

Meanwhile, the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Dunkwa-On-Offin Government Hospital for preservation, identification, and autopsy.

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