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.