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Man drowns in Birim River

A body of a man suspected to be an illegal Miner has been retrieved from the Akyem Kade stretch of the Birim River in the Eastern region.

The deceased -Samuel Adu Parko – believed to be 30-years-old reportedly drowned Saturday June 8, 2019, but his body was retrieved Monday June 10, 2019, after a search by local divers under the supervision of personnel from the Police and National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).

The body has been deposited at the morgue for preservation and autopsy.

A resident claimed the deceased was part of illegal miners operating on the Birim river.

He lamented that illegal mining has resurfaced strongly in the area polluting the Birim River with impunity.

Incidents of drowning is very common in mining communities in Ghana as hundreds of illegal miners, children, women and farmers have been drowning in abandoned mining pits filled with water.

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