Dozens of people are feared dead following a huge explosion at Bogoso-Appiate in the Western Region.
Police confirmed this information in a statement.
“A huge explosion occurred this afternoon, Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Apiate between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western Region.”
There are currently conflicting reports on the cause of the explosion.
Whereas some reports claimed the incident occurred following a collision between a truck carrying explosives and a motorbike, others claimed it was a gas explosion.
“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. Full details will be communicated in due course,” police said in the statement, without giving full details on the cause of the incident.
Bogoso is a mining town in the Prestea-Huni Valley district of the Western Region.
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