According to a new report on the Bogoso catastrophe, 17 persons have died so far in the Western Region.
This information was made available to the public by Dr. Isaac Dsamani, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Prestea Huni-Valley.
He told journalists, “As I speak, roughly three of them have been taken to Kumasi, while some others have been referred to Tarkwa.” At the moment, we have approximately 17 dead bodies.”
Meanwhile, the Police have determined that the accident occurred when a mining explosive vehicle travelling between Tarkwa and Chirano collided with a motorcycle, resulting in the explosion.
In accordance with our prior emergency public alert, the Police have assumed command of the situation, providing security to enable emergency responders, including the Ghana National Fire Service, the National Disaster Management Organization, and the Ambulance Service, to manage the crisis.
“The public has been warned to evacuate the region and seek refuge in adjacent towns as recovery efforts continue.
Additionally, a plea is being made to adjacent communities to open their classrooms, churches, and other facilities to surviving victims.
Meanwhile, a preliminary inquiry has determined that the incident occurred when a mining explosive vehicle travelling between Tarkwa and Chirano mines collided with a motorcycle. The majority of victims have been rescued and are currently being treated at various hospitals and clinics throughout the Bogoso Municipality.
“Resources and staff have been augmented to appropriately respond to the incident. We continue to urge the public to maintain a calm demeanour as we work to resolve the situation.
Additional information about the emergency evacuation of the injured will be communicated as it becomes available,” a statement added.