Two girls die in galamsey pit in Denkyira Dominase
Two girls have been found dead in an abandoned galamsey pit in Denkyira Dominase, a town in the Central Region.
Bodies of the girls, Akua Boahemaa, 14-years-old, and Baaba Mensah,10years-old were retrieved by local drivers in the Dominase area, a daily guide online had reported.
Confirming the news to the media, Assemblyman of the area, Benjamin Mensah said the bodies of the girls were partially decomposed when they were retrieved from the mining site.
“I was phoned by a friend that they had seen a person in the pit near the town so I drew the attention of the residents in the town, upon reaching the scene we saw a girl of about fourteen years lying dead in the water,”
“Later around 10:30 am the same morning, another body was found, a 10-year-old dead in the same pit” he added.
According to him, the incident was reported to the Dominase Police, and the bodies deposited at the Dominase Hospital morgue.
The police in the area are yet to ascertain the circumstance surrounding the death of the two girls though locals say they may have slipped and fallen in the galamsey pit.