One person is said to have died in a brutal fight between galamsey rivals in Tarkwa.

On Wednesday, rivals of two galamsey gangs clashed in Bonsa, near Tarkwa, leaving one person dead. 

According to an eyewitness, the situation has been simmering for some time after George Mireku Duker, a Member of Parliament, placed a leader of one of the gangs in charge of a community mining site. 

Until community mining was established in the area, opposing gangs attacked each other on a number of times at galamsey sites, according to

During the clash, there was gunfire and stabbings, according to an eye witness. 

According to reports, the injured were brought to the Tarkwa Municipal Hospital, where they are being treated. 


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