Information reaching indicates that 20 people have been trapped in a galamsey pit at Bremang in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region.

According to an eye witness, 5 have been retrieved from the collapse pit and three are dead, with the remaining two in critical condition. 15 others are however trapped in the pit and a rescue team involving NADMO and fire service personnel in the district are working hard to get them.

The rescue team, according to the eye witness, are finding it difficult to move to the accident scene with their equipment, as the entire land has been covered with smaller pits filled with water.

The eyewitness revealed that the illegal miners went to the mining site last night to work, as members of Operation Halt have been disturbing them recently when working during the day.

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