Former president of Ghana John Dramani Mahama has reacted to the explosion that occurred at Appiate between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western North Region of Ghana, which left many dead.
Seventeen (17) people have been confirmed dead and 57 people with severe injuries have been hospitalized.
According to the Ghana Police Service, the accident involved a DAF vehicle with the registration number WR 2252-18 transporting explosives from the MAXAM Company, Tarkwa, to Chirano Gold and a motorcycle.
Gas explosion at Bogoso as vehicle conveying chemicals collides with a motorbike. Reports indicate that many are feared dead and a large part of the town has been wiped out by the explosion. #MetroNews pic.twitter.com/QvICtJoxoF
— Metropolitan Television (@metrotvgh) January 20, 2022
Reacting to this on Facebook, Mahama wrote;
“A truly sad day for Ghana! My deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the unfortunate disaster at Appiatse, in the Bogoso District of the Western Region this afternoon. Let’s pray for the speedy recovery of the injured, as we also urge the security and emergency services to continue to work assiduously to alleviate the damage and suffering in the affected communities.To the chiefs and people in the affected areas, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the country stand with you, in this time of grief.”