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Student of Osino SHS goes to swim in an abandoned ‘galamsey’ pit but gets drowned

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The Eastern Regional Police Command has begun investigations into an incident where a student of the Osino Senior High School got drowned in a mining pit at Osino in the Fanteakwa South District in the Eastern Region.

The deceased 20-year-old Ali Osmanu met his untimely death after allegedly swimming in an uncovered mining pit within the operational zone of Nawara Mining Limited concession on Sunday morning.

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The Public Relations Officer for the Eastern Region Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh has said per their initial investigations, the deceased student sneaked out of the boarding house and went swimming in the pit full of water at the blind side of the workers of the mining company.

“The initial investigations so far have revealed that the deceased is a form two student of Osino Senior High School. He sneaked out of the boarding house without permission and went to the mining site at the blind side of the workers of Nawara Mining Limited Concession to try and swim in a pit full of water and got drowned in the process. So far that’s what we have been able to gather per our initial investigations conducted,” DSP Tetteh noted.

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