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3 miners trapped underground at Anglogold Ashanti Obuasi mine

Three miners believed to be working with AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi mine, are reported to have been trapped in an underground site after parts of the mine caved in.

Information available to Luv News regarding the incident is scanty. However, sources say a search party has been sent underground to rescue them.

Mining accidents in Ghana are often linked to poorly enforced safety regulations at the mines but AngloGold Ashanti is known as one of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced mining companies.

The Obuasi mine has fresh gold reserves and is currently undergoing the second phase of redevelopment which is steadily progressing towards completion.

The company on May 10, said it has been implementing a revitalised safety strategy across the business, with particular focus on the critical controls needed to eliminate what is called ‘high consequence, low frequency’ events, to avoid incidences like mine traps.

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