Tension is mounting at Anyinam in the Atiwa District of the Eastern Region as angry residents blame Operation Vanguard taskforce for the deaths of four miners.
Agitating residents claim the four were killed by members of the special anti-galamsey taskforce close a mining pit at kyem Akukuso.
The residents say the four were hired to a mining site at Akyem Akukuso to tow away some mining equipment last night but did not return.
A search operation was subsequently carried out and the bodies of the deceased were found in a shallow river.
The spokesperson for Operation Vanguard, Major Gariba Pabi, has denied the claims, stating that the taskforce has not been to the area.