Police in Nsawam have arrested 10 persons over the bloody clashes between residents of Ayensuano and sand miners Wednesday afternoon.

The clashes left one person dead and another in critical condition.

The skirmishes come on the back of similar clashes recorded in parts of the country since the year began.

The violence broke out after residents prevented some sand miners from carrying out their activity.

The 10 suspects arrested after the clashes are currently in Police custody assisting with investigations.

According to local journalist Kwadwo Mintah,  the particular parcel of land has been at the center of misunderstanding  for many years.

Speaking to Starr News Wednesday, the assemblyman for the area, Laryea, said the chaos was sparked after the deceased and some  heavily built men stormed the land this morning and started destroying properties of residents.

Meanwhile, Police visibility is intense to deter further mayhem.