ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI MISSING MINER FOUND DEAD
AngloGold Ashanti on Sunday said the body of the missing Obuasi miner had been found by Mine rescue teams after a search.
“It is with great sadness that AngloGold Ashanti reports that the miner, missing after a geotechnical event at the Obuasi mine on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 has unfortunately passed away. His body was discovered on Saturday, 29 May by mine rescue teams,” AngloGold Ashanti said in a statement.
“Our thoughts remain with the family and loved ones of our deceased colleague. May his soul rest in peace. Our gratitude goes to the mine rescue teams for their efforts over this period,” it said.
The statement said a thorough investigation into the incident had been initiated.
The company announced underground mining activities were voluntarily suspended at the time of the incident and will remain so pending an in-depth area-by-area assessment of the mine design, mine schedule and ground management plans, before progressively releasing mining areas for a phased resumption in production.