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16-Aug-2011  
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A 23-year old man, who was allegedly shot by a private security man on duty at South Tailings Storage facility of the Obuasi Mine, was on Sunday reported dead at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.

The deceased, Kwame Eric, married with two daughters was said to
have illegally entered the storage dam with a group when the incident
happened.

A press statement issued on Monday afternoon by AngloGold Ashanti
(AGA) quoted the Managing Director of the Obuasi Mine, Mr Kwesi Enyan
as saying: “Our heartfelt sympathies go to the family of the
deceased.”

He reiterated the Company’s resolve to pursue internal
investigations of the incident.

The statement said: “The incident is currently a subject of
on-going Police investigation and AGA Ghana is fully supporting the
Police investigation into the matter, which allegedly involved an
employee of a private security firm contracted to AngloGold Ashanti.”
Meanwhile, a high-powered delegation from the Mine led by the
Managing Director was expected to visit the family of the deceased at
Binsere, near Obuasi.
 
 
 
Source: GNA
 
 

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