Bogoso Explosion: 17 Dead, 59 Injured So Far, Government Shares Details

Bogoso Explosion: 17 Dead, 59 Injured So Far, Government Shares Details

  • Government has released an official statement on the explosion at Appiate, a town near Bogoso in the Western Region
  • The statement by the Ministry of Information puts the death toll from the explosion at 17 as at the close of work on Thursday
  • It added that 59 others suffered various degrees of injury and are receiving treatment with 42 of them in critical condition

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The death toll in the Bogoso explosion incident was 17 as of 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 20, 2022, the government has revealed.

According to a press statement from the Ministry of Information sighted on Facebook, 59 other people had been injured in the explosion. 42 of the injured are in critical condition.

Bogo explosion scenes
17 people vae died in the Bogoso explosion Photo source: Israel Laryea, Citi FM
Source: Facebook

"As at 17:00 hours, a total of seventeen (17) people have, sadly, been confirmed dead, and fifty-nine (59) injured persons had been rescued, bringing to seventy-six (76) the number of persons known, so far, to have been affected by the tragedy.

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Out of the fifty-nine (59) injured persons, forty-two (42) are receiving treatment and some in critical condition."

Bogoso explosion

A massive explosion occurred at Appiate, a suburb of Bogoso in the Prestea-Huni Valley in the Western Region

Initial reports suggested that scores of residents are feared dead in the unfortunate incident which has razed the larger parts of Appiate.

Cause of explosion

The explosion occurred after a motorized tricycle (aboboyaa) reportedly collided with a truck that was carrying chemicals for mining.

According to a police statement, preliminary investigations show the truck was carrying explosives for mining. The explosives were being transported from Tarkwa to Chirano.


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