Three girls namely Ophelia, Maaku, and Linda were found dead in a galamsey pit last Thursday. this incident happened in an area called Banaso in the Western North. The ages of these girls are 12, 13, and 14 years old respectively.
These girls met their death when they were working at the galamsey site. The people in the community came around the site to save the girls when they heard about the incident but they found the girls dead in the pit when they reached there.
It was reported that the people in the community have spoilt the equipment used at the site for the work. This equipment is for the Chinese men who own the site. The people in the community said that they destroyed the equipment because the Chinese men do not care about the life of those who work for them.
It was also reported that teenagers of the community have been involving themselves in the galamsey activities since school has been shut down due to coronavirus. They are paid Ghc30 per day.