Bogoso Explosion Claims Many Lives

An explosion in Apeatse-Bogoso in the Western Region of Ghana results in the loss of lives and destruction of properties.

The devastating incident occurred at about 11.40am (local time) on Thursday when a vehicle carrying explosives believed to be dynamite involved in an accident with a tricycle.

In the explosive vehicle driver’s attempt to drive to safety, he lost control and hit a transformer that supplies power to the community.

Part of the main road that links to Kumasi has been blocked bringing the whole area including structures to ground zero.

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The Ghana National Fire Service, NADMO, and all safety agencies are rescuing victims from the rubble.

At least nine (9) persons have been reported dead including a 15 month old child.

Victims are also receiving treatment at the Apinto Government Hospital, Tarkwa Municipal Hospital and Effiakwanta Hospital.

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The president of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo says the “government will spare no effort to ensure a rapid return to a situation of normalcy for residents of Apiate.”

Four (4) fire engines from Prestea, Tarkwa, Wassa Akropong and Asankragua were swiftly dispatched to the fire scene to save lives and properties.

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