A tanker explosion this afternoon in Apiatsi, a town near Bogoso has resulted in the death of several people. Others have been seriously injured and suffered serious burns.
It is the largest disaster to hit the community.
An eyewitness report revealed that the tragic incident occurred when a motorbike collided with a vehicle conveying chemicals for mining. The motorbike fell under the tanker and caught a small fire. The driver of the explosive mining apparatus vehicle shouted for people to escape but out of ignorance, some people decided to take pictures and get closer. Within a short time, the tanker exploded. This tremendous explosion happened near a fuel station. However, the fuel station did not catch fire but the pressure caused cracks on the building of the gas station.
This is sad news coming from Bogoso. A large part of the town has been wiped out by the explosion. The Ghana Police, Military, Ghana National Fire Service and other agencies have been to the scene to convey the dead and maintain law and order.