Police Retrieve 9 Bodies From Gbane Mining Pit

Police in the Upper East Region has confirmed that the bodies of nine miners trapped in a pit at the Gbane mining site have been recovered.

The miners were trapped after the pit they were working in, three nights ago, was inundated with water from a heavy downpour in the Talensi District.

A rescue team spent nearly 48 hours pumping water out of the underground mining tunnels in a desperate attempt to locate and rescue the miners.

It has now been confirmed that nine of them drowned and their bodies have been found.

Meanwhile, a search continues as rescue efforts intensify.

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