Five people have been confirmed dead after attempting to mine in a restricted area in Tarkwa in the Western Region.

The five, who were employees of the Tarkwa Community Mining, made an attempt to mine in a prohibited area with the help of four others.

The public relations officer of the company, Kwodwo Safo told Asaase News, “It is quite unfortunate that nine of our workers went there for this unfortunate event to happen.”

“We recorded five fatalities and four injuries. So we rushed those who were injured to the nearest hospital.”


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