Two men have reportedly been killed in a galamsey pit near Kyeremasu in the Dormaa East District in the Bono Region.

Reports indicate the incident happened around 5:00 pm on Wednesday at Paninkrom a suburb of Kyeremasu.

An eyewitness has told Adom News that the deceased were part of miners, numbering about eight people who went to the site to mine without a permit.

The pit caved in on them in the process, killing them before the others rushed to report the matter to the police and family members.

The Dormaa Ahenkro Divisional Police Command has retrieved the bodies of the deceased, identified as Atta Small Boy, 30 and Kofi Shatta Walle, 22.

Their bodies have since been deposited at the Presbyterian Hospital Mortuary in Dormaa.