Two persons have died at Mpatuam Bontefufuo, a farming community in the Amansie West District after a ‘galamsey’ pit collapsed on them last night.

The deceased, Yaw Asiedu, 35, and 54-year-old Osei Kwame were mining in the restricted area when the dugout sand came crashing down.

Some colleagues, who rushed to the scene, found the pair buried underground.

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After several efforts, the bloody body of Mr. Asiedu was retrieved by colleague miners and deposited at the Frimpong Boateng mortuary at Toase.

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Mpatuam is a community noted for illegal mining and despite several calls to stop the act, the menace continues.