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Eastern Region Four dead in galamsey pit

Four people found dead in a galamsey pit in the Eastern Region.

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Four dead bodies have been recovered from a galamsey pit in Kwabeng in the Eastern Region.

Two of the deceased have been identified as Dangyima and Alhaji.

The bodies were found Sunday morning in a pool of muddy stagnant water.

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Accra-based 3news first reported the tragic incident, saying marks of assault were all over their bodies.

“It appears they were beaten and strangled…one of them had his eye broken. The teeth of some of them were also broken,” Yaw Ofori who saw the bodies was quoted as saying.

Three of the deceased were said to have been hired by a galamsey operator to remove his excavator from site on Saturday. The fourth person is said to be a worker of the unnamed galamsey operator.

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They did not return home after almost 24 hours after they were contracted for the job.

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A search was organised in the area on Sunday and the four bodies were found in the galamsey pit filled with water.

Their bodies have been deposited at the Kibi Government Hospital for an autopsy.

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