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Entire Town Wiped Out By Mining Explosives Accident

Entire Town Wiped Out By Mining Explosives Accident

A huge explosion occurred this afternoon, Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Appiatse between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western Region.

The Police and other emergency service providers activated a full emergency recovery exercise.

The Police have taken charge of the situation providing security to enable the emergency workers including the Ghana National Fire Service, NADMO and the Ambulance Service to manage the situation.

The public has been advised to move out of the area to nearby towns for their safety while recovery efforts are underway.

An appeal is also being made to nearby towns to open up their classrooms, churches etc to accommodate surviving victims.

Meanwhile, a preliminary investigation has established that a mining explosive vehicle moving from Tarkwa to Chirano mines collided with a motorcycle resulting in the explosion.

Most of the victims have been rescued and are on admission at various hospitals and clinics within the Bogoso Municipality.

Reinforcement of resources and personnel have been dispatched to the area to assist in the handling of the incident.