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RIP: Tom Okwach's Body Finally Retrieved After 7 Months

The body of Tom Okwach, one of the 10 miners who were trapped in the Abimbo gold mine in Sakwa, Bondo sub-county, Siaya County in December 2021 was finally retrieved from the mine.

The December 8 fatal collapse left two dead while 8 escaped death by a whisker. The 10 were trapped over 20 feet down the mine.

One survivor revealed that he had sensed some trembles before the collapse but since he was a new miner, the rest dismissed his claims as lack of experience in mining. Some of the survivors who spent days trapped in the darkness survived by drinking dirty salty water. They were supplied with oxygen using a pipe. They reffered to their survival as a miracle from God.

Tom Okwach's family which had sworn that they will never give up on recovering their son's body is yet to speak to the media following the successful retrieval. 

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