Woman Killed As Mining Pit Dug Under House Collapses
A mining pit dug under a house has sunk a private toilet in Odumasi in the Ashanti Region. The incident has also claimed the life of a young woman who was using the facility at the time of collapse. The pit, also dug by illegal miners in the Asante Akyem Central Municipality, is one
of many such hidden holes dug under houses in the area. Sources say several houses are under threat of collapse as a result of these hidden pits. The body of the woman yet to be identified has been retrieved with an excavator. Meanwhile, some residents in the Eastern Region town
of Apinamang are intimidated and frustrated as they are being forced out of their homes by some illegal miners. Activities of illegal mining popularly called ‘galamsey’ is beginning to wreak havoc and is threatening livelihoods of residents.