Gory Explosion at Apieti in the western part of Ghana, West Africa

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The entire community of Apieti in the Prestea Huni Valley District of the Western Region is currently in a sorry state. Almost every building in the community has been affected by a deadly explosion that occurred in the community a few hours ago.

The vehicle containing the explosives is said to have collided with a tricycle causing the explosion which has since killed many innocent persons. 

NADMO Coordinator for Prestea Huni Valley, Francis Abeiku Yankah tells BeaNana in a telephone interview that about ten persons died on the spot. Their bodies have since been conveyed to the mortuary for preservation. The entire community which is a few meters from Bogoso in the same district has been razed down by the explosion.

Many persons are still trapped in their rooms with rescuers busily trying to save lives. 
Personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service, Police and many others are at the scene trying to make sure anyone trapped is retrieved. 

Mr Francis Abeiku Yankah indicates that the situation looks bad and fears many people would be found dead.
The situation occurred on the main road and such, commuters are unable to move from Bogoso to Ayanfuri and the adjourning communities.

Heavy traffic is currently being recorded on the main road which also serves commuters from Kumasi to Takoradi. Now, families who have been rescued fear that their relatives might not come alive. 

Apart from the community which has been razed down, other adjourning areas have also been affected. Electricity and other communication networks have also been affected. Resident in the area complain that they are unable to make phone calls nor do they have electricity for their businesses and other home activities

Written By Evans Anipah
[Navantrics Team]

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