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17 killed, 59 injured in explosion in Ghana


Ghana Explosion: 17 people have been killed and 59 people are said to be injured in a horrific explosion in Ghana. A massive explosion took place in Ghana on Thursday after a motorcycle and a truck carrying explosives collided, according to police and an eyewitness. 17 people have lost their lives in this horrific accident. The death toll may increase further. It is being told that due to the explosion, Apiate, a small town in western Ghana, was completely damaged. People working in the area and hearing the sound of the explosion told the media that several buildings had collapsed due to the explosion, leaving many people and animals trapped in the rubble.

17 killed in explosion in Ghana

Police said most of the victims have been rescued and admitted to hospitals and clinics. A police statement said that the emergency service personnel have been activated. People are being appealed to maintain peace. Police have directed health workers, including the Ghana National Fire Service, NADMO and Ambulance Service, to handle the situation. People are being advised to move to nearby cities for their safety. Apiate has a population of about 10 thousand. Most of the people here are farmers and miners. People were pulled from the rubble and taken to the hospital.

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The injured were admitted to the hospital

According to sources, the explosives loaded in the truck were being transported to a nearby mine operated by Chirano Gold Mines. Officials are monitoring the situation. Gas explosions in Ghana have claimed many lives in recent years. In 2015, more than 150 people died in the capital Accra. The explosion took place when hundreds of people were staying near the gas station due to heavy rain. In the same month, many people lost their lives in the incident of fire in the disturbed area of ​​the country.

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