File photo: 'Galamsey' pit

Member of Parliament for Adansi Fomena, Andrews Amoako Asiamah has said that the recent mine pit collapse at Akrokerri Bronikrom in the Ashanti region should be blamed on the “stubborn” attitude of the victims.

The mining pit caved in early Thursday while some miners were underground.

Police have, however, dispelled rumours there were many trapped under the rubble.

The body of a 35-year-old man, which was retrieved from the pit, has been sent to the hospital for autopsy.

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Mr Asiamah said though the living conditions of the victims compelled them to go into the illegal mining, he believes the tragic incident could have been avoided.

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 “I can authoritatively say that we have done all we can to ensure that this issue is resolved but we keep hearing of these deaths and tragedies. I think the citizens are to blame,” he told Accra based Neat FM, monitored by

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Police in Obuasi have, meanwhile, launched investigations into the mine pit collapse at Akrokerri Bronikrom which claimed the life of the 35-year-old man.

Source:|Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy