One body retrieved from collapsed mining pit in Prestea

  |   Ghana News

The body of one of the 17 persons trapped in a collapsed mining pit at Prestea Nsuta in the Western Region, has been retrieved. The Prestea District Police Commander, Superintendent Joseph Dzineku, said the yet-to-be identified body has been sent to the Prestea Government Hospital morgue.

The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Gifty Eugenia Kusi, and her entourage, on Wednesday visited the accident scene to offer their support.

Her visit follows a tour of the site by the Deputy Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Benito Owusu Bio on Tuesday, to coordinate activities of a search party made up of rescuers from the Bogoso Golden Star Resources Mining Company, the Ghana Police, Ghana National Fire Service, NADMO and the Ghana Armed Forces.

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