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GAF confirms soldiers were involved in accident; says they were on their way to stop illegal mining

In response to a viral video portraying a road traffic collision involving some military soldiers, the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has stated that men from the Southern Command were beginning on an operation (Operation Halt II) to curb illicit mining on various river bodies in the Eastern Region.

The disaster occurred on the Suhum – Anum Apapam Road on Wednesday, June 9, 2022, when the military vehicle in which they were riding experienced a technical failure, leading it to flip over.

A total of 16 military soldiers were injured and were treated at the Anum Apapam clinic before being transported to the 37 Military Hospital for further treatment.

The Military High Command has paid a visit to the soldiers who were admitted, and as of this morning, 12 of the injured personnel have been discharged, while the other four (4) are in a stable condition and responding to treatment.


“The Ghana Armed Forces would like to express their gratitude to the residents of Anum Apapam and the surrounding areas, as well as the Apapam Clinic staff who came to the injured personnel’s aid, as well as the National Ambulance Service for the victims’ swift evacuation to the 37 Military Hospital.”

“GAF will continue to rely on the assistance of all Ghanaians in the battle against illicit mining on our water bodies as well as all other unlawful activities,” a statement released on Friday June 10 read.

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