BOGOSO EXPLOSION: Police Appeals To Churches, Classrooms To Accommodate Surviving Victims


The Ghana Police Service says it is appealing to churches and classrooms to open up its facilities to help accommodate surviving victims of the Bogoso explosion.


According to the Police, seeking shelter in neighbouring towns will help prevent further disasters.


In a statement issued by the Police and sighted by Thinknewsonline.com, it said "The public has been advised to move out of the area to nearby towns for their safety while recovery efforts are underway. An appeal is also being made to nearby towns to open up their classrooms, churches etc to accommodate surviving victims"


The Police further added that it has taken charge if the situation thus providing security to enable the emergency workers including the Ghana National Fire Service, NADMO and the Ambulance Service to manage the situation.


Meanwhile, preliminary investigation has established that a mining explosive vehicle moving from Tarkwa to Chirano mines collided with a motorcycle resulting in the explosion.


The Police stressed that most of the victims have been rescued and are on admission at various hospitals and clinics within the Bogoso Municipality.


Thinknewsonline.com can confirm that reinforcement of resources and personnel have been dispatched to the area to assist in the handling of the incident.


The Police is urging the public to remain calm as it is managing the situation.

The statement further noted that the emergency evacuation of the injured will be communicated in due course.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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