AngloGold Ashanti has reported that an employee of its mining contractor at the Obuasi Gold Mine in Ghana, is missing after a fall of ground in one of the operation’s mining stopes.

The incident occurred on Tuesday morning 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 the missing colleague.

The relevant authorities have been notified and are providing support during this time.