Three teenage girls have reportedly died after drowning in a “galamsey” pit in the Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region.
The deceased’s; Ophelia Tawiah, 12, Maaku, 13 and 14-year-old Linda Manu died while mining on the ‘galamsey’ site.
After news broke of their drowning, a rescue team from the Banaso community and neighboring Achimfo dashed to the site to save the girls but after several efforts, the bodies of Ophelia, Maaku, and Linda were brought up dead.
The corpse have since been deposited at the Enchi Government Hospital’s morgue.
“following incident, the youth in the community have stormed the site destroying equipment belonging to foreigners who have been mining in the area.”
“They’ve even burnt their tricycle (aboboya),” an eye witness said
“Since schools went on break due to the Coronavirus, children of school-going age, mostly teenagers, go to the galamsey site to engage in ‘dig and wash’, for a daily mark of GH¢30.” The witness said.
In other developments, a woman has been killed tragically after a man gunned her down heartlessly over a short argument over her dog’s poop.
The lady identified as Isabella Thallas, 24 died on the spot after she was shot 24 bullets,
The suspect is said to have argued with the deceased after her dog pooped on his rock garden in front of his home.
Prosecutors played a video from the neighborhood surveillance that showed the shooter opening his blinds and pointing the rifle at the couple as Darian Simon bent over to pick up the dog’s poop.
Denver Police Homicide Investigator, Joseph Trujillo explained that the shooting occurred after Michael Close and Darian Simon quarreled over the dog’s poop in front of his apartment complex.
Michael Close has since been charged with first-degree murder and over a dozen counts after he took off from the crime scene in his car and was subsequently arrested by the police later the same day.
By: Naa Ayorkor Laryea