Three illegal miners have died in a mining pit at Akyem Apinamang in the Denkyembuor District of the Eastern Region.

The bodies of the deceased were found after the Assemblyman for the area, John Boakye made a complaint to the police over a collapsed mining pit around old Apinamang cemetery.

The police proceeded to the scene and found the three bodies covered with leaves.

The deceased have been identified as Akosua Asantewaa, 41, Yaw Ntiamoah, 35, and Yaw Bismark, 25.

Eastern Regional Police PRO, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said investigations carried out by his outfit reveal that the deceased were illegally mining gold when the pit suddenly collapsed on them.

Meanwhile, the remains have been deposited at St Dominic’s Hospital in Akwatia for preservation and autopsy.



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