Two brothers drown in a ‘galamsey’ pit at Watereso

The lifeless bodies of two brothers have been retrieved after they allegedly fell into a pit dug in search of precious minerals at Watereso, near Daatano in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti Region.

The deceased according to report were drown while fishing in the pit on Monday January 9, 2023.

The Assembly Member of Watereso Electoral Area, Hon Kofi Mensah, has narrated the incident to OTEC News Jacob Agyenim Boateng, “Yaw Owusu, 21, and his junior brother, Beebe, 19, acording to sources in the community have been fishing in the pit for some time now”.

“We were told that, The young one got trapped in the pit after he tried to fix a net they were using for fishing, so the elder brother went to his rescue, but the two unfortunately got drown in the pit”.

Hon Kofi Mensah noted that, residents in the area who got hint of the incident went to the scene and retrieved the bodies.

He added that, the bodies of the deceased have since been deposited at the morgue for further investigations.

Source: Ghana/ Agyenim Boateng

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