One person has been confirmed dead and about eleven (11) persons injured after a clashed between Military Officers and Illegal miners erupted at Petriensa in the Asante Akyem Central Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The Solders were deployed to stop the illegal miners from illegally mining on a concession belonging to Owere Mines a Mining Company in the area.
According to the police Command, details of the incident are yet to be known.
However, Kings News understands that there was Military reinforcement to avert further disturbances.
The decease, One Kobby, 42 year old, married with six (6) children stays at Kwawkrom a suburb of Konongo was rushed to First Klass hospital but died on admission. The body of the decease have been sent to First Klass Hospital Morgue as Police continue its Investigation.
However, illegal mining activities also known as ‘Gallamsy’ have become rampant in the community and most areas causing them to suffer from Land Degradation, Deforestation, Poverty etc.
Two (2) illegal miners died after a mining pit collapsed on about 14 miners in the same area in 2017.
Moreover, the 11 persons injured have been admitted at Konongo – Odumasi Government Hospital for Treatment.
STORY BY: Nana Osei Adjei