Emerging sad new convened has it that two persons have been confirmed dead at Gbani in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region after a mining pit collapsed on them.
The incident according to police sources available to this portal, occurred on the noon of Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the Obuasi mining area, a popular spot for illegal mining activities in the Gbani enclave, according to MyNewsGh.Com’s report.
The deceased persons have been identified as Wahab Mahmud aged 29 and Seidu Alhassan aged 35 who were removed from the collapsed put by officials of the Ghana Police service with support from some locals.
Police sources disclosed to MyNewsGh.com that preliminary investigations revealed that, the deceased persons and three others went to Isaac Mensah pit for their mining activities and at about midday, a loose hanging rock fell on them leading to their instant death.
Both victims according to reports obtained from the Tongo District Hospital after they were examined by one Dr Benjamin Ayitah revealed that they sustained a severe head injury and polytrauma which is the cause of death.
The bodies have since been released to the respective families for burial.
The latest incident comes a little over a fortnight after a similar incident occurred in the area claiming the lives of 10 underground miners.