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Many feared dead in Appiatse explosion as rescue efforts continue

Many are feared dead in an explosion that occurred at Appiatse between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western Region this afternoon.

The Police say they have, in collaboration with other emergency service providers, “activated a full emergency recovery exercise.”

Preliminary investigation, according to the Police, revealed that “a mining explosive vehicle moving from Tarkwa to Chirano mines collided with a motorcycle resulting in the explosion.”

Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) officials have been seen conveying what looked like bodies out of the rubble.

It is unclear the number of casualties involved.

“Most of the victims have been rescued and are on admission at various hospitals and clinics within the Bogoso Municipality,” Police say.

In a Facebook post, the Police urged all residents to remain calm as “we manage this unfortunate situation.”

Visuals emanating from the area show residents lamenting the devastation caused by the explosion.

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