Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti says an employee of its mining contractor at the Obuasi gold mine, in Ghana, is still missing after a fall of ground in one of the operation’s mining stopes.
The incident occurred on the morning of May 18 and immediately triggered a search and rescue effort.
"The mine rescue teams have been working tirelessly, in difficult geotechnical conditions in the immediate area, to locate our missing colleague.
"The relevant authorities have been notified and are providing support during this time. Safety remains our highest priority and all mining activity has been suspended," the gold miner says.