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Video: Scores feared dead in Apiate explosion in Western Region

By:brightwebtv /Nana asare barimah

 

The police say they have taken charge of the situation providing security to enable the emergency workers to manage the situation

Scores are feared dead after a huge explosion occurred on (Thursday 20 January 2022), in Apiate between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western Region, the police have confirmed.

“The police and other emergency service providers have activated a full emergency recovery exercise. We urge all to remain calm as we manage this unfortunate situation,” the police posted on Facebook.

The police say they 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.

They are therefore calling on residents 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,” the police said.

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Meanwhile, 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. We continue to urge the public to remain calm as we manage the situation,” the police added.

 

 

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