Reports has it that two persons, believed to be in their late twenties, have drowned in a mining pit at Sefwi Datano in the Bodi District of the Western North Region.
The two friends have been identified as Mustapha and Mumuni, who raided the mining site with friends in search of gold.
Some miners informed that after extracting some materials, Mustapha dived into the pit to work on a pumping tube to produce water to wash the gold.
But, he failed to resurface, causing his colleague, Mumuni to jump in to save him. In what was a failed effort to stay afloat, both miners ended up dead in minutes.