A 34-year-old illegal miner has drowned in Akateng, a Community in West Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region.

The deceased has been identified as Kofi Bantful.

The deceased and other illegal Miners sneaked to mine but were trapped in a mining pit filled with water.

He was retrieved dead by his accomplices before the arrival of Police at the scene upon receiving information about the incident.

According to the Police, no marks of violence were found when the body was examined but there was foam from the mouth of the deceased.

The Acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command Sargeant Francis Gomado in an interview with Starr News said the body has been deposited at St Dominic Hospital Morgue at Akwatia pending further investigation.

Many mining districts in the Eastern region continue to record drowning incidents among residents and illegal Miners.

Government’s fight against illegal Mining has failed given leeway for many illegal miners in the region to resume work destroying lands and polluting water bodies with impunity.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/Kojo Ansah