Tom Okwach, whose body was pulled out from the Abimbo mines seven months after he was trapped alive from debris of the collapsed mines together with seven other artisanal miners to be buried today. The body was retrieved late June, 2022, bringing joy to the family members and relatives after a long time of rescue operations.
It is a sigh of relief for the family of Tom Okwach, Abimbo mines victim who was trapped in the collapsed mines. The chaired remains of Tom Okwach, a gold miner who was trapped at the Abimbo mines 7 months ago has been pulled out. While speaking to the press at the Bondo morgue, Okwach's brother Steve Aliwa noted that the smartphone and motorbike key that belonged to the Tom were found in his trouser pockets.
Body of Tom Okwach, Abimbo Mines victim, Yet To Be retrieved as Kin Resist calls to bury banana stem
It's now seven months since the Abimbo gold mine caved in, but the family of Tom Okwach, one of the miners still trapped in the mine, resist calls to bury banana stem in accordance with the Luo culture and traditions, Siaya County. Abimbo village in Bondo Sub-county in Siaya county, a once bustling gold mine that was the economic fuel for the locals now lies silent, save for a few residents who occasionally stop by out of curiosity and then go about their usual errands, a sharp contrast from barely 20 days ago.
The family of Tom Okwach who was allegedly trapped in Abimbo mine on December 21st after the mine caved in on him has called upon the government to help them find the body of the deceased which is currently trapped in the same mine. Photo :Courtesy In a news report that has been shared by a reliable source of information, it has been revealed that the deceased man was among a group of miners who were allegedly trapped in the mine.
The body of Tom Okwach, a gold miner who became victim of the Abimbo mines collapse 7 months ago was retrieved today. According to a report by Citizen TV, Tom's brother is the one who positively identified the body. He said that the identification documents and other items found in the pockets of the clothes belonged to his late brother.
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.
A family from Siaya is currently mourning the untimely death of a family member who was allegedly found dead 7 months after being trapped in a Mine in Abimbo. Photo:Courtesy According to the reports given by a reliable source of information, it has been revealed that the deceased who has been identified as Tom Okwach was allegedly buried alive after a Mine caved in on him along with other miners who were Rescued.
Many people lose their life in different occasions. Well lived persons also get entangled in several other forms of accidents. Apart from traffic accidents, some people die why in their works without knowing where others are saved. It has been some months now since ten persons got involved an accident.
Body of Tom Okwach has today Sunday, being retrieved from Abimbo mine, he was trapped seven months ago in Abimbo village which is located in iaya County, a sad incident that happened in December last year.Drawing from reliable sources, the late Tom was trapped after the mine caved in together other nine miners, a sad incident that left Kenyans talking, however the other friends where recovered months ago, Tom was the remaining one.Tom Okwach is the second fatality, as the other after eight miners rescued alive, unfortunately one was retrieved dead.
It is a huge relief for the family of Tom Okwach after his body was retrieved on Sunday, June 26, eight months after he together with other miners got trapped at the Abimbo gold mine. The family had earlier made a plea to the government of Kenya to help the family retrieve the body but all was in vain as the body was taken out by volunteers.
Just hours after the story of Tom Okwach, a gold miner who was trapped seven months ago in Abibo mines in Bondo, Siaya County was aired by Citizen TV, the family can now breath a sign of relief as his body has now been found and Retrieved.
The corpse of a miner was on Sunday (today) morning pulled out of Abimbo Gold Mines in Bondo, Seven months after the mine collapsed trapping him and nine others. A group of 15 miners who were excavating a tunnel near the collapsed mine stumbled on Tom Okwach’s body at around 2am after a search lasting 205 days.
The mine at Abimbo gold is said to have collapsed on December 2, 2021, where one middle aged miner lost his life while seven other persons were successfully rescued some days later. The Abimbo gold diggers were trapped almost 20 feet deep from the entrance of the mining chambers and after days of thorough searching, the victim's (Okwach) body was not discovered.
It is great news to the Family in Siaya county as the body of miner in Abimbo gold mine in Siaya county finally retrieved. The brother of Tom Okwach, Fred Ogunde has confirmed the recovery of the body bringing closure and a great relief to the family. The aquarium remains were retrieved on Sunday following the endless efforts of 15 artisanal miners.
Working at gold mine is always risky even though people like it because it somehow pays well. In December 2021, ten people got trapped Abimbo Gold mine in Waringa village, Bondo Sub-County after it collapsed while they were digging. Eight people were rescued alive and one person was found dead.
Tom Okwach remains has been retrieved from from Abimbo Gold mine in Bondo Siaya County after Seven months. Kwach together with his colleagues were trapped 20meets from the Chambers of mining entrance. Out of ten miners only two succumbed He was trapped together with his nine other miners where some of them were rescued.
One of the ten miners who became trapped in the Abimbo gold mine in Sakwa, Bondo sub-county, Siaya County in December 2021 was named Tom Okwach. His body was eventually pulled from the mine.Two people died in the tragic collapse on December 8 while eight narrowly avoided death.
The body of a gold miner Tom Okwach who was burred due to collapse of Abimbo mine site seven months ago has been retrieved from the site. Sources who were led by the deceased brother Steve Aliwa revealed on a phone call that some of the gadgets he was using were recovered from his trouser pockets at Bondo Mortuary.
The Abimbo gold mine tragedy in December 2021 made headlines when 10 miners got trapped underground while at work. The accident left two dead while 8 others were rescued alive. One of the victims who didn't make it out alive was the 29 year old Tom Okwach who remained trapped underground for 7 months.
It is a Bitter sweet experience for the family of Tom Okwach after seven Months of distress, pain and tears. Tom Okwach's body was retrieved from the Abimbo gold mine in Bondo seven months after the mine caught fire with him and nine other miners. He is the second to die after eight miners were rescued alive and one was found dead after the December 8 incident.