Information gathered by Adepanews.com has it that several people at Bogoso-Apiate in the Western Region have lost their lives after a huge gas explosion on Thursday, January 20, 2022.

According to a statement released by the Ghana Police Service, the explosion occurred after a mining explosive vehicle moving from Tarkwa to Chirano mines collided with a motorcycle.

The police indicated that most of the victims have been rescued and are on admission at various hospitals and clinics within the Bogoso Municipality.

Read the statement below;

Public Emergency Alert Update!

Reference to our earlier emergency public notice, the Police have taken charge of the situation providing security to enable the emergency workers including the Ghana National Fire Service, NADMO and the Ambulance Service to manage the situation.

The public has been advised to move out of the area to nearby towns for their safety while recovery efforts are underway.

An appeal is also being made to nearby towns to open up their classrooms, churches etc to accommodate surviving victims.

Meanwhile, preliminary investigation has established that a mining explosive vehicle moving from Tarkwa to Chirano mines collided with a motorcycle resulting in the explosion.

Most of the victims have been rescued and are on admission at various hospitals and clinics within the Bogoso Municipality.

Reinforcement of resources and personnel have been dispatched to the area to assist in the handling of the incident.

We continue to urge the public to remain calm as we manage the situation.

Further updates regarding the emergency evacuation of the injured will be communicated in due course.

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