Seven months after the mine collapsed, trapping Tom Okwach and the other nine miners, his body has been retrieved from Bondo’s Abimbo Gold Mine.
He is the second fatality after eight miners rescued alive and one was retrieved dead after the December 8 incident.
The gold diggers were stranded over 20 feet from the mining chambers’ entrance.
One of the survivors of the tragedy revealed he had sounded the alarm about a tremor while inside the shaft before the incident, but was dismissed as inexperienced.
The deceased’s uncle Fredrick Ogunde confirmed that Okwach’s remains were retrieved on Sunday following the spirited effort of 15 artisanal miners.
Okwach and nine other artisans were buried alive on December 2, 2021 when the shaft caved in trapping them several feet underneath.
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