A 37-year-old illegal miner has lost his life after being trapped in a mining pit at Akyem Mampong in the Eastern Region.
The illegal miner, Abdul Razak Bempong, a resident of Akyem Mampong, was said to have gone with a group of illegal miners to the mining pit at Gold Bank Mining Limited where they mined until the pit caved in.
The others were said to have escaped with minor injuries but Bempong who sustained serious injuries on the head, face, limbs and body was rushed to the Enyiresi Government Hospital where he died shortly upon arrival.
The body of the deceased was deposited at the Kibi Government Hospital for autopsy.
The incident occurred on May 1, 2020 at about 7am.
When the matter was reported to the Anyinam Police, the officers on duty quickly moved to the site and the hospital where the deceased was found.
The police transferred the body of the deceased to the Kibi Government Hospital a post moterm examination to be conducted.
The body has since been released to the family for burial in line with Islam religion.26