One person is reported dead after a mining pit caved in at Anyinam in the Eastern Region.
The deceased, identified as 37-year-old Abdul Razak Bempong is believed to have sustained serious injuries as a result of the collapse.
Mr Bempong was rushed to the Enyiresi Government Hospital for treatment, but died shortly after arrival at the facility.
According to a police report, the incident occurred around 7 am on May 1, 2020, at the site of Gold Bank Mining Limited.
“Other illegal miners escaped with minor injuries, but Abdul Razak Bempong, who sustained serious injuries was rushed to Enyiresi Government Hospital for treatment, but died shortly after arrival.
“The body was physically inspected, and it was revealed that the deceased sustained injuries on the head, face, limbs and the body,” excerpts of the report said.
The body of the deceased was sent to the Kibi Government Hospital for autopsy.
After the autopsy, the body will be released to the family for burial in accordance with Islamic customs.