Appiatse-Bogoso explosion: Police direct residents to relocate for their safety

Apenti-Bogoso Gas explosion: Police direct residents to relocate for their safety
Apenti-Bogoso Gas explosion: Police direct residents to relocate for their safety

The Ghana Police Service has directed the residents of the Appiatse-Bogoso to relocate to nearby towns for their safety while recovery efforts are underway.

In a public emergency alert update issued by the Police said, reference to their earlier emergency public notice, the Police have taken charge of the situation providing security to enable the emergency workers including the Ghana National Fire Service, NADMO and the Ambulance Service to manage the situation.

The public has been advised to move out of the area to nearby towns for their safety while recovery efforts are underway.

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An appeal is also being made by the Ghana Police Service to nearby towns to open up their classrooms, churches etc to accommodate surviving victims.

Meanwhile, preliminary investigation has established that a mining explosive vehicle moving from Tarkwa to Chirano mines collided with a motorcycle resulting in the explosion.

Most of the victims have been rescued and are on admission at various hospitals and clinics within the Bogoso Municipality.

Reinforcement of resources and personnel have been deployed to effectively handle the incident.

“We continue to urge the public to remain calm as we manage the situation.”

Further updates regarding the emergency evacuation of the injured will be communicated in due course.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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