Many Ghanaians on social media has suddenly reacting to the explosion that occurred at Appiate between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western North Region of Ghana.
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
Many Ghanaians have reacted on Twitter distressingly to the horrific tragedy, praying for the affected victims at Appiate.
@kwaps_ wrote; “Prayers to all families in Bogoso🙏🏿🙏🏿”
Prayers to all families in Bogoso🙏🏿🙏🏿
— KWAPS (@kwaps_) January 21, 2022
@KwesiHornsby wrote; “The Bogoso explosion is disheartening.Certainly,there will be recommendations from another committee that will be thrown to the dogs as usual.
It’s unfortunate innocent people keep loosing their lives due to the negligence and shambolic system of our society.1/2 #JoySMS #AMShow”
The Bogoso explosion is disheartening.Certainly,there will be recommendations from another committee that will be thrown to the dogs as usual.
— Citizen Kwesi Hornsby (@KwesiHornsby) January 21, 2022
@Adepa67 wrote; “Saddened by the gory scenes from the unfortunate explosion at #Apiate near #Bogoso in the Western Region. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and I wish the injured a speedy recovery!🙏🏽”
— Akosua Adepa (@Adepa67) January 21, 2022
@princedavid_gh wrote; “People have lost their lives in Bogoso
Others are still looking for survivors under destroyed buildings. This is really sad 😔
#Bogoso #Bogosoexplosion #Pray4Bogoso”
— PRINCEDAVID🤴🇬🇭 (@princedavid_gh) January 21, 2022