17 illegal miners are feared dead after a Galamsey pit from which they were mining collapsed on them Sunday evening.
The incident occurred in Nsuta in the Western region and no rescue has been made yet.
An illegal miner, who was an eyewitness confirmed the number to 3news.com and the pit has been described “deep as the length of 8 electric poles joined at the tip”.
Policemen have been deployed to the scene to assist in the rescue mission and The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu-Bio is also expected in Nsuta.
One Kojo Baah, who is believed to own the Galamsey has been declared wanted as he is currently on the run.
The report says that Galamsey Pit collapse is rampant in that area but usually victims trapped don’t exceed 10.