Appiatse explosion: Detailed blow by blow account by the Police

Appiatse explosion: Detailed blow by blow account by the Police

  • The Police has given a detailed report of how the explosion happened in Appiatse on Thursday, January 20, 2022
  • According to the Police report, the accident involved a DAF vehicle registration number WR 2252-18 and a motorcycle
  • The explosion has caused the deaths of many while many properties have been destroyed and residents have been left homeless

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The Ghana Police Service has given an extensive account of how the explosion at Appiatse near Bogoso in the Western Region happened.

In a report seen by YEN.com.gh, on Myjoyonline.com, the Police said 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.

The Police indicated that the rider of the motorcycle slid under the vehicle at around 1:25pm on Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Appiatse explosion: Detailed Blow by blow account by the Police
Appiatse explosion: Detailed Blow by blow account by the Police (Photo credit: Instagram/Sweet Maame Adwoa)
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How the explosion happened after the motorcycle caught fire

“D/Cpl Isaac Kamanim of Firearms Unit/Tarkwa was escorting explosives from MAXAM Company, Tarkwa, in a DAF van with registration no. WR 2252-18 driven by Alfred Pappoe to Chirano Gold Mines in the WNR.”

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The road suffered damage due to the impact of the explosion

“Extensive damage was caused to a nearby ECG transformer,” they added.

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Earlier YEN.com.gh reported about the death toll following the explosion at Appiatse.

The dead are victims of a reported explosion that occurred at Appiatse, a suburb of the mining town.

An eyewitness who spoke to Onua FM narrated that he was at work when he heard a loud noise. His checks at the time revealed it was a tanker that had exploded.

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According to the eyewitness, the death toll could be well over 100 because he had seen more than 50 people he believed were dead.

He added that the whole area had been razed by the explosion and it is not likely that many will survive.

Bogoso disaster: Viral video of how the explosion caused many deaths happened pops up

A trending video showing the exact moment a truck filled with explosives caught fire after a collision and exploded has left many people in massive tears.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh on Instagram, the truck which had been reportedly engaged in a collision with a motorbike was burning on the road.

Many people who were witnesses to the inferno started walking toward the accident probably to help anyone who was injured.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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