Galamsey Police clash with illegal miners: 2 killed

Four others were said to have sustained varying degrees of injuries with another three in the custody of Police

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A gun battle between members of the anti galamsey security task force and some illegal miners at Asamama in the Eastern Region has allegedly killed two people.

Four others were said to have sustained varying degrees of injuries with another three in the custody of Police, Accra-based Joy FM reports.

Residents in the area had alerted the task force about the illegal mining activities of the miners.

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According to the residents, huge trailers offloading machines and other illegal mining materials were seen in the town being used by the said illegal miners to destroy rivers and farms in search for mineral resources.

The task force, in their bid to arrest the illegal miners met huge resistance from them, as some of the illegal miners exchanged gunshots with the team.

After several minutes, the galamsey miners were dispersed but two illegal miners died in the process.

Some military men have been deployed to the area as investigations begin.

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