Tano River poisoning: Details about how Ghanaians survive on ‘pure water’ pop up

Tano River poisoning: Details about how Ghanaians survive on ‘pure water’ pop up

- 1000 bags of sachet water have been supplied to residents in villages along the Tano River that was recently poisoned

- YEN.com.gh recently reported of an accident in which a truck spilled a substance suspected to be cyanide

- As a result of the accident, several fishes and crocodiles have died

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Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that villages that depend on the Tano River for drinking water now have to resort to drinking sachet water.

The decision to resort to sachet water follows the pollution of the river by an articulated truck carrying chemicals which spilled a chemical suspected to be cyanide into it.

The accident resulted in the deaths of several aquatic animals such as fishes and crocodiles.

Tano River poisoning: Details about how Ghanaians survive on ‘pure water’ pop up

Source: adomonline.com
Source: UGC

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The National Disaster Management Organisation revealed that the acid in the batteries have diluted into the water after a truckload of batteries from Kumasi to Burkina Faso fell into the Tano River at Techiman-Tanoso.

The accident is said to have occurred directly opposite the Ghana Water Company treatment plant at Techiman-Tanoso.

Per a report by adomonline.com, the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in a statement signed by the Offinso District Director, Elijah Mamos, explained that the Tano River had been polluted and not safe for drinking until further notice.

He went on to say that the surrounding villages have all been supplied with 1000 bags of sachet water for a week for their domestic activities.

In other news, a video of a woman seriously washing a portion of a road with sponge and soap has caught the attention of social media users.

In the video, the woman, who is wearing a straight dress, is seen on her knees and wiping the road with a sponge.

Beside her is a blue bucket which appeared to be filled with soapy water and passersby stared at her as she busily wiped the road clean.

YEN.com.gh is yet to ascertain the reason behind the woman's actions.

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