- After the devastating explosion that happened at Appiatse on January 20, 2021, the area was declared a danger zone
- All residents who got displaced were temporarily relocated but a lady called Mary Akos returned alone
- She spent 12 hours looking for her pound of gold and GHc1,500 which she indicated they were kept in her room
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A lady identified as Mary Akos, who is 28 years of age, was seen at the disaster site in the Western Region where a massive explosion occurred following a road accident.
The lady was spotted by a news team from TV3 Ghana, 12 hours after she had visited the site that was declared a danger zone, looking for what she describes as treasures she cannot do without.
According to Mary, she is a small-scale miner who had traveled for her duties when the explosion occurred and only returned to find debris as the place she used to call her home.
"I do galamsey. I had one pound of gold in my room with GHc1,500 cedis. When the explosion occurred, I was away but I returned to look for them. If I don't find my treasures, life will be very difficult," she indicated in a short interview.
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Mary was one of the hundreds of people who were displaced after a vehicle carrying explosives for a mining operation collided with a tricycle rider on Thursday, January 20.
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Former President Mahama's brother sends relief items to Appiatse
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of Engineers & Planners, Mr. Ibrahim Mahama has sent 5,000 bags of rice, 5,000 tins of Mackerel, and 1,000 gallons of oil to residents of Appiatse near Bogoso in the Western Region.
Classfmonline.com reports that the items were sent to Appiatse on Sunday, January 23, 2022, after the town was ravaged on Thursday, January 20, 2022, by the huge explosion.
Photos that were taken during the donation exercise were shared on social media and have received heartwarming reactions from numerous social media users.
After the devastating explosion, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also sent out heartfelt condolences to the families of persons who lost their lives in the intense explosion at Appiatse near Bogoso in the Western Region.
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