[Video] Bloody clash between 2 galamsey rivals,1 dead, 10 arrested

Five illegal miners suspected as robbers lynched to death by residents

The Western Regional Police Command says 10 persons have been arrested in connection with Wednesday’s bloody clash between two galamsey rivals in Bonsa, near Tarkwa, in the Western Region.

The Command said the arrested will help in ongoing investigations.

According an eye witness, the matter has been brewing for some time now after a leader of one of the gangs was put in charge of a community mining site by the Member of Parliament, George Mireku Duker.

The rival groups are said to have attacked each other on a number of occasions at galamsey sites, until community mining was introduced in the area.


On Wednesday, there was exchange of gun fire during the clash and stabbings, an eye witness said.

The injured are said to have been rushed to the Tarkwa Municipal Hospital, where they are receiving treatment.

Below video is a report of the aftermath of the deadly confrontation between the two key players in the gold mining business in the area:

NB: Report in Twi (a Ghanaian dialect)

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