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10 miners killed in deadly blast at Gbani in the Upper East Region

 

A deadly blast at a mining concession belonging to Shaanxi Mining Company at Gbani in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed has led to the death of Ten miners.

The deceased persons who are not a staff of the company it is gathered, are illegal miners who used a different route in getting into the mine but tried to escape through same following a blast inhaled dangerous chemicals and died.

A staff of the company who spoke to MyNewsGh.com on grounds of strict anonymity, revealed that five bodies of the miners were recovered as at about 5 am on Wednesday with the remainder pulled out later and taken to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital morgue for preservation.

The incident MyNewsGh.com source revealed, occurred at 3:10 am when the miners sneaked into the area unknown to the engineers of the company had scheduled explosives to extract some rocks rich in gold for processing at the same time.

It was while they were inside that the explosion occurred trapping them inside resulting in the illegal miners inhaling the dangerous chemicals and passing out with about 10 deaths said to have been recorded.

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