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48 illegal miners trapped in AngloGold mine shaft arrested

48 illegal miners trapped in AngloGold mine shaft arrested

Ghana News, Headlines Today
The police have arrested 48 illegal miners following their emergence from a mine shaft belonging to AngloGold Ashanti on Tuesday afternoon. These individuals were part of a group of 300 illegal miners who had entered the mine shaft in search of gold deposits but became trapped in one of the shafts. The police and military were deployed at the main exit of the shaft and instructed the miners to come out voluntarily. Subsequently, they were arrested and taken to a nearby police station. In response to the arrests, a gathering of youth and relatives of the miners assembled at the Obuasi East District Assembly, demanding the release of the detainees. The tense situation led to some individuals expressing their frustration by damaging the windows of a vehicle used to transport the ...

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