A/R: Collapsed mine pit kills 3

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Three illegal miners have died after a mine pit collapsed on them at Manso Assamang in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.

The deceased include Kwabena Darko, aka Papa Kumasi, 25; Kwadwo Asiamah, 28, both natives of the town and Ayomah Agbon, 22, who came to the town four days ago from Zebilla in the Upper East Region.

They had gone to mine in the abandoned pit with two others when the accident occurred on Monday, 15 April 2019.

They died instantly.

Their bodies were retrieved from the pit by personnel from the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).

Joseph Appiah Kusi, Operations Director for NADMO in the district, who doubles as the Assemblymember for Manso Assamang, told Kumasi FM’s Elisha Adarkwah that two others who sustained serious injuries have been admitted at the Agroyesum Government Hospital for treatment.

The remains of the deceased have been deposited at the same hospital morgue awaiting autopsy.

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