The Information Ministry has indicated that a total of 17 people has been confirmed dead in the Appiatse explosion, in the Bogoso District of the Western Region.
According to a statement signed by the sector Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, about 59 injured people have been rescued from the rubble through the help of the Police Service, Fire Service, the Municipal Authority, and residents.
“As at 17:00 hours, a total of seventeen (17) people have, sadly, been confirmed dead, and fifty-nine (59) injured persons had been rescued, bringing to seventy-six (76) the number of persons known, so far, to have been affected by the tragedy. Out of the fifty-nine (59) injured persons, forty-two (42) are receiving treatment and some in critical condition” the statement indicated.
Read the full statement below
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