At least three people died and more than 20 were injured on Wednesday in the collapse of an illegal gold mine in a community in the Upper Denkyira West district in the central region of Ghana.
According to the Ghanaian newspaper ‘Daily Graphic’, the miners were at work when the mine collapsed and held them prisoner.
However, the National Disaster Management Agency in Ghana has increased the number of detainees to 40. Rescue and rescue services are already working on site to help the survivors.
Illegal mining is a problem in Ghana and other African countries and causes serious accidents relatively often. In addition, illegal mining is responsible for environmental damage and social problems in the region such as child labor.
With this in mind, during the day, the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, publicly supported the destruction of equipment used in illegal mining, such as: B. Excavator.