Galamsey pit caves in on two SHS students

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Two students have died in a galamsey pit at Akyem Asiakwa in Abuakwa South Municipality in the Eastern Region.

The two victims were a final-year student of St Stephen’s Senior High Technical School (STEPSS) in Asiakwa and a continuing student of Begoro Presbyterian Senior High School.

The incident occurred Thursday, August 5, 2021, in the Asiakwa portion of the Atewa Forest reserve .

Starr News reports that the two did not return home yesterday.

The police together with the town folks trekked to the mountainous part of the Atewa Forest reserve where they were believed to have been trapped dead.

The bodies were retrieved Friday afternoon and deposited at the Kibi Government Hospital morgue.

The search team noticed that, a tree, which has been dug  around toppled and collapsed the pit on the victims killing them instantly.

Assembly Member for Asiakwa area, Amofa Kwasi confirmed the incident to Starr News.

He said the search team was conveying the bodies from the forest at the time.

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