Monday, April 15, 2013

Ghana: 17 confirmed dead in collapsed mine

Seventeen persons have been confirmed dead after a reclaimed mine caved in at Kyekyewere near Dunkwa-on-Offin, in the Central Region at about 10a.m on Monday.

Sixteen bodies comprising two females and 14 males said to be between 18 and 50 years were retrieved from the collapsed pit.

But one of six persons who were rescued died on the way to hospital. The remaining five who are in critical condition are currently on admission at the Dunkwaw Government Hospital.