A total of seventeen people have been confirmed dead following the huge mining explosives which exploded at Bogoso-Apeatse, a mining town in the Prestea-Huni Valley District of the Western Region.
Some 59 other person also got injured and are battling for their lives after they were rescued, summing up the total people affected in the infortunate incident to 76 currently.
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Seji Saji Amedonu, deputy director general of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), said 500 buildings had been destroyed. A regional emergency official told local media he had seen 10 dead bodies.
According to the statement, out of the 59 injured persons, 42 are receiving treatment and some are in critical condition.
Touching on measures taken so far by government to handle the situation, the Information Ministry said “Most of the victims have been rescued and are on admission at various hospitals and clinics within the Bogoso Municipality. Upon the instructions of the President of the Republic, a National Emergency Response Mechanism was activated immediately. Personnel from the Police Service, Fire Service, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Ghana Health Service, National Ambulance Service, the Municipal Authority, and residents have all been involved in providing support.