Collapsed gold pit kills 14-year-old boy at Manso-Tontokrom

A 14-year-old boy has died at Komkom near Manso-Tontokrom, a farming community in the Amansie West District.

The sad incident occurred after an abandoned gold pit collapsed on him last night.

The deceased, Amadu Hamba, was mining in the restricted area when the dugout sand came crashing down, a police report read.

Rescuers who rushed to the scene, found the teenager buried underground.

After several efforts, the victim was rescued and rushed to the Manso-Tontokrom Health Center for treatment but he was pronounced dead shortly by medics at the facility.

His body has been deposited at the St. Martin’s Catholic Hospital morgue for preservation.

His father Ibrahim Haruna, is being questioned by the police to aid investigations.

The community is noted for illegal mining and despite several calls to stop the act, the menace continues.


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