Explosion in Ghana leaves almost 20 dead and 60 injured | News
At least 17 people died this Thursday and another 59 more were injured in western Ghana due to a strong explosion caused by the collision of a truck carrying explosives for a mine with other vehicles, according to information provided by the Government. Ghanaian.
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Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah confirmed in a statement that the accident, which occurred in the town of Apiate, involved a truck, a motorcycle and a third vehicle near an electricity transformer.
The crash caused a huge explosion that practically devastated the town, where dozens of buildings were reduced to rubble. Of the 59 wounded, the minister specified, 42 are receiving treatment in hospitals and some are in critical condition.
On Thursday night, the Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo, already announced that the event caused the loss of life and the destruction of property: “the Government will spare no effort to guarantee a rapid return to normality for the inhabitants of Take it easy,” he said.
Akufo-Addo elaborated on the matter: “It is a truly sad, unfortunate and tragic incident, and on behalf of the Government I express my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased, and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured.”
It is a truly sad, unfortunate and tragic incident, and I extend, on behalf of the Government, deep condolences to the families of the deceased, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery. 2/4
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo)
January 20, 2022
He also said that the Government will spare no effort to guarantee a rapid return to normality for the inhabitants of Apiate. Police forces also asked nearby towns to open the doors of their schools and churches to help the injured.