W/R: Six dead as galamsey pit caves in Mansa Wasa
Six bodies have been retrieved after an abandoned galamsey pit caved in at Mansa Wasa in the Western Region.
All six suspected illegal miners have been confirmed dead upon a rescue operation conducted by NADMO. The incident occurred on Thursday after the suspected illegal miners attempted to collect gold deposits from the pit.
Western Region NADMO coordinator Abdul Mohammed Ganiu confirming the incident on Eyewitness News with Umaru Sanda said, “Unfortunately we don’t know what happened and these men got their way into the pit and then the incident happened, according to an eyewitness, the said six people went in there and it was even the community who did their best to bring out these young men from the pit, currently the police have taken over the area and their working hard to ensure that nobody goes close to the pit..”
He noted that the incident had however not been officially reported to the police, because other individuals involved are evading arrest.