2 dead many trapped in collapsed mining pit in Tarkwa

2 people have been confirmed dead and about 20 others trapped in a mining pit at Bonsawire in the Tarkwa municipality in the Western region.

The pit is believed to have caved in at about 5:30 am on Monday when the miners were underground. The cause of the collapse is not immediately known but eyewitness reports indicate that the police are undertaking a search and rescue effort.

As of the time of filing the story about 8 people had been rescued from the pit but 2 were dead. The others are receiving treatment at the Tarkwa Nsuem government hospital.

More soon…

By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana

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