Sigh of relief as Shs6 million has been approved to retrieve the body of Tom Okwach, a miner who is trapped now for 38 days in Abimbo, Siaya County. The County Government of Siaya has dismissed allegations that they have sidelined themselves from the ongoing rescue efforts, aimed at pulling out the body of Tom Okwach who is still buried below the rubble in Abimbo gold mine after it collapsed on December 2, 2021.
22 Days after the famous Abimbo gold mine collapsed, a young man identified as Tom Okwach is yet to located. According to sources Okwach lastly communicated with his close allies two weeks ago, hours before they were rescued. It is believed the young man was alive for several days with his fate not known for now as Rescuers Fail to Locate him.
Family still clings onto hope as body of Tom Okwach, yet to be retrieved 47 days after the tragedy in Abimbo, Siaya County. Tom Okwach who was among the eight miners that had remained trapped now for 47 days after the shafts caved in on December 2, 2021.
Thursday today is the 42nd day since Okwach, 25, was buried alive at the Abimbo goldmine in Bondo on December 2, 2021. His family members still clings onto hope of finding him alive or dead more than a month after a gold mine collapsed and buried him in Siaya.
It is 26 days under the rubble as one of Abimbo mine’s victim, Tom Okwach remains trapped. Efforts to recover the body of Mr Okwach from the mines entered day 26. His Family members still hopes to get his body for burial. Tom Okwach last communicated with his close friends 17 days ago, hours before they were pulled out.
Parents and family of 35-year-old Tom Okwach who has been trapped in gold mines for 13 days in Siaya are having sleepless nights hoping that their kin will be rescued from the 150-foot tunnel. Okwach has not had a meal for over 320 hours, today being the 14th day as the search to retrieve him from the deep collapsed mines continues.
While millions of Kenyans were celebrating Christmas, relatives of trapped miner Tom Okwach continued camping at the Abimbo mines in Siaya County, hoping against hope to reunite with him. The 35-year-old Mr. Okwach was among 10 miners buried alive after a goldmine collapsed in South Sakwa on December 2.
It is now 35 days under the caved mines as Abimbo mine’s victim, Tom Okwach remains trapped. Rescue operations to pull out his body of Mr Okwach stalled due to lack of proper rescue machinery. Okwach Family members still hopes to get his body for burial however long it takes.
After almost 12 days underground, bondo miners are now giving up hope of ever finding one of their colleague's alive. According to CitizenTVKe, a young man Tom Okwach has been under the rambles for over 250 hours. Luckily, his colleagues were rescued alive after six days under the collapsed mines.
For almost two weeks a young man now identified as Tom Okwach has been trapped at the now famous Bondo mine. According to previous reports Okwach was among the 8 young men trapped at the collapsed mine. However six were rescued from the scene with a number of fatalities also reported.
The family of Tom Okwach who is still trapped in collapsed Abimbo mine speaks asking for help from the National government 22nd day since their son was trapped among seven others who luckily six were rescued alive while one passed away. The mother of Okwach, Joyce Ochola Ogunde has expressed her anguish after the second excavator brought by the county government to help in rescue efforts ceases operations, and the committee that was formed to spearhead the operations, together with the locals who gave a helping hand in the develops cold feet in the mission.
Local rescuers yesterday said that the body of Tom Okwach, a miner who remained trapped 37 days after the tragedy, is yet to be retrieved. On Friday Siaya County government dismissed the allegations of neglecting Tom Okwach’s family. Mr Onyango said that the county government has consistently supported rescue works at the collapsed goldmine.
Photo Courtesy It was a joy and sigh of relief to the family of the minor who was trapped inside the caved mine was rescued. Mr. Noah Ogweno had stayed in the cave for four days trapped. As he was rescued yesterday, confusion took center stage for Kenyans thinking that it was Tom Okwach who has been remained underground trapped for the last 38 days.
Hopes of finding Tom Okwatch alive more than a month after the collapse of a gold mine at Siaya have diminished. Thursday will be the 42nd day since Okwach, 25, was buried alive at the Abimbo gold mine in Bondo on December 2 last year. He had other miners.
Abimbo gold mine has become a source of nightmare for Okwach's family as it enters 37th day but the body is yet to be found. The family has been forced to spend their lives near the mine staring at at as mother wonders what she did to deserve such a harsh punishment.
We feel abandoned, family of Tom Okwach, trapped Siaya miner said. Mr Okwach, 35, is one of the 10 miners who still remains trapped under the debris after the gold mine caved in South Sakwa on December 2. Eight of them were pulled out alive but only one was found dead.
The family of Tom Okwach, who was trapped in the Collapsed Abimbo Gold mine in Siaya County, is suffering even more sadness and anguish after a 12-day search. Martin Shikuku, Okwach's father, indicated that he no longer expects to see his son alive or dead because he has lost hope in the search.
The family of a man identified as Tom Okwach is calling on the government to help the recover their kin who is still trapped in the mine ruins of Abimbo which collapsed 22 days ago. According to sources, the body of Okwach has been sought by rescuers for over two weeks to no avail.
It is now about 10 days since the Abimbo gold mine in Siaya collapsed burying some miners inside. The rescue mission has been successful with all those who were trapped inside being rescued except one person. [Photo Courtesy] The rescuers have tried every effort to save the remaining victims but they are almost running out of ideas.
The family of Tom Okwach is still grieving 22 days after a mining shaft collapsed in Abimbo, Siaya County, trapping him under the rubble. The 22-year-old Okwach’s mother, Joyce Ochola Ogunde, now says that her family has been left in anguish after the excavator brought to help with rescue efforts ceased operations.