VIDEO: Explosion destroys entire town, dozens dead in Ghana

A mining vehicle fully loaded with explosives is said to have been moving from Tarkwa and heading towards Chirano mines. On reaching a town called Appiatse, near Bogoso, a tricycle otherwise known as "pragyia" crossed the truck carrying the explosives resulting in an accident.

Explosion destroys entire town, dozens dead in Ghana
There has been a terrifying explosion involving a truck carrying explosives around 1230 hours on Thursday 20th January 2022.

The mining vehicle, fully loaded with explosives is said to have been moving from Tarkwa and heading towards Chirano mines. On reaching a town called Appiatse, near Bogoso, a tricycle otherwise known as “pragyia” crossed the truck carrying the explosives resulting in an accident.

The truck crashed and the explosives on board detonated resulting in a conflagration and the destruction of the entire township.

The extensive fire caused massive damage to several buildings and their contents in the Community. A number of people are feared dead and missing.

Four (4) fire engines from Prestea, Tarkwa, Wassa Akropong, and Asankragua were swiftly dispatched to the fire scene to save lives and properties. Search and rescue operations are currently underway. Stay tuned for updates on this unfortunate fire 🔥 Incident.