Explosion that left 17 dead and nearly 60 wounded occurred in the southwestern Apiate area between the towns of Bogoso and Bawdie when a motorcycle went under a truck carrying mining explosives, officials say.
At least 17 people have been killed and nearly 60 injured in an explosion that devastated part of a town in western Ghana after a truck carrying explosives collided with a motorcycle."A total of 17 people have unfortunately been confirmed dead, and 59 injured people have been rescued," Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said in a statement released on Thursday.
Officials said the blast levelled 500 buildings.The explosion occurred in Apiate between the towns of Bogoso and Bawdie when a motorcycle went under a truck carrying explosives owned by a company called Maxam that was on route to the Chirano gold mine, run by Toronto-based Kinross.Read more: TRT World »
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