Several residents of Bogoso-Appiate are believed to have died from an explosion as a result of a collision between a motorbike and a truck carrying explosives for the mines caused by the explosion at the Bogoso-Anyanfuri junction in the Western Region.
A resident of Bogoso, Joseph Ayeh, speaking to First News said the truck believed to be operated by AEL was coming from its ammonium nitrate depot on the Prestea-Bogoso road into the Bogoso-Anyanfuri road but exploded after clash killing several with many still uncounted for.
Rescuers are currently at the accident scene trying to save lives.
Most of the victims have been rescued and are on admission at various hospitals and clinics in the Bogoso Municipality.
A statement from the Ghana Police Service states, ” 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 have activated a full emergency recovery exercise. We urge all to remain calm as we manage this unfortunate situation.