Six people died on Wednesday (October, 14, 2020) afternoon while operating an illegal mining popularly known as galamsay.
The six people died instantly when a mine pit in which they were working collapsed on them, at K9, near Adum Banso, in the Mpohor District of the Western Region of Ghana.
Two bodies have been retrieved and the police are making efforts to remove the remaining four still trapped in the pit.
The two retrieved bodies, identified as Kwa Atta, 35, and Emmanuel Kaku, 32, have been deposited at the Funko Hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
The Western Regional Police Public Affairs Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Olivia Adiku, who confirmed this said Isaac Amoah, reported to the Mpohor police, that he visited his mining site and discovered that six male adults had been trapped in the mining pit and possibly may have died.
DSP Adiku said when the police accompanied Amoah to the scene, they met some galamsey operators, who assisted in retrieving the bodies of Atta and Kaku, and after inspection and photographs the bodies were taken to the Funko Hospital mortuary.