Two SHS students die in galamsey pit

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 occured Thursday, August 5, 2021, in the Asiakwa portion of the Atewa Forest reserve .

It was  gathered 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 search team noticed that, a tree which has been dug around toppled and caved 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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