Many feared dead in explosion at Bogoso

There are reports of many deaths and several people injured after an explosion triggered by a collision between a motorbike and truck believed to have been conveying mining explosives.

The sad incident occurred at Apiatsi, a small farming community near Bogoso in the Prestea Huni Valley Municipality.  is picking information that the disaster has engulfed the entire Apiatsi community on the Bogoso-Bawdie highway forcing residents to flee for their safety.

According to witnesses, the explosion occurred a few minutes after the collision leaving an unknown number of victims dead.

Lots of houses and shops caught fire as a result of the explosion, torching houses and shops. A major hospital in the area, Aseda Hospital, is flooded with accident victims, with others being taken to the Bogoso Health Centre and the Tarkwa Government Hospital.

The sad development has caused serious vehicular traffic on the Bogoso – Bawdie as Police and fire personnel struggle to bring the situation under control.

The fire service is currently at the accident scene, together with an excavator to remove the buried vehicle.



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