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Ghana blast: Many feared dead after huge explosion near Bogoso

Somewhere around 17 individuals have been killed in an enormous blast almost a mining town in south-western Ghana, authorities say.

Police say a truck conveying explosives to a gold mine slammed into a bike close to the town of Bogoso.


Pictures shared by neighborhood media showed a huge crest of dark smoke transcending smoothed structures and dissipated flotsam and jetsam as inhabitants call for help.

Realistic recordings showed damaged assortments of casualties. A huge pit can likewise be seen close to a street.

"It's practically similar to an apparition town now," Sedzi Sadzi Amedonu, a senior authority from the country's catastrophe the executives organization, told the AFP news office.


He said around 500 houses were impacted - some of which were totally obliterated - in Appiatse among Bogoso and the town of Bawdie.


Somewhere around 59 individuals were harmed, some of whom were in a basic condition, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said.

There are fears that the quantity of affirmed passings might ascend as crisis groups search over the remaining parts of the houses.

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo said the military had joined crisis endeavors to help "contain the circumstance", and "fast alleviation" was being shipped off occupants.

"It is a genuinely miserable, awful and unfortunate episode," he tweeted.


Salvage endeavors were in progress and individuals have been told to move out of the area.

Police approached close by towns to "open up their homerooms, chapels and so forth to oblige enduring casualties".

"We keep on encouraging the general population to resist the urge to panic as we deal with the circumstance."

A group of police and armed force blast specialists were conveyed to "keep away from a subsequent blast" and secure the scene, the public authority said.

The truck was conveying explosives to the Chirano gold mine around 140km (90 miles) from the location of the impact, when it was hit by a bike, police say.

This supposedly caused a fire, prompting the blast.

The transporter and the police escort installed are accounted for to have made due, while the cruiser rider was killed.

The misfortune has brought up issues about wellbeing estimates when explosives are shipped on Ghana's bustling streets.

Gold is one of Ghana's principle sends out.

Source: https://nehandaradio.com/2022/01/21/ghana-blast-many-feared-dead-after-huge-explosion-near-bogoso/

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AFP Bogoso Ghana Sedzi Sadzi Amedonu

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