Woman Found Dead In Mining Pit At Konongo-Odumase
The body of a yet to be identified woman has also been recovered from an abandoned mining pit at the Konongo Odumase in the Asante Akim Central Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The deceased, believed to be in her late 20s, was reportedly using a private toilet facility that sank into the pit that had been dug under it. According to
eyewitnesses, it took Fire officers with the help of an excavator operator close to three hours to recover the lifeless body. It is a common phenomenon to find dug mining pits in houses in the area after a clampdown on in-house mining by the Government in 2016. Residents say that most houses in the area risk collapse due to
numerous pits dug by illegal miners. Police have since conveyed the body and deposited it at a morgue. The pit and toilet have since been covered after the body was recovered.