Five injured in an underground clash in Tarkwa

Akoon (W/R)- Workers of two small scale mining companies in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality on Saturday clashed, leaving five miners injured.

The injured, bled profusely from cutlass wounds, and were sent to the Apinto Government Hospital and Tarkwa Municipal Hospital for treatment.

The Police Divisional Crime Officer in charge of Tarkwa, Superintendent Kusi Appiah, confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency and said 27 suspects had been arrested and detained.

They had a tip-off that there was a misunderstanding between some workers and Community mining companies, both prospecting for gold in an old mining pit at Akoon, a suburb of Tarkwa.

Based on the information, some police officers were mobilized and quickly dispatched to the crime scene.

On arrival, they met some officers and men from the Operation Vanguard team, who were there to maintain peace and order, and added that, they then assisted the police to arrest 27 persons.

The suspects were sent to the Tarkwa police station, where they were detained for further investigations.

Supt Appiah said their caution statements would be taken and after the investigations, those found culpable would be charged for rioting with offensive weapons.

Source: Ghana News Agency