The truck that was carrying explosives ‘Pong’… The whole village was devastated

yunhap newsA truck carrying explosives exploded in Ghana, Africa, killing dozens and devastating entire villages.

According to CNN and Reuters on the 20th (local time), local police said that a truck carrying explosives from Apiate, a small town in western Ghana, crashed into a motorcycle and exploded on its way to a nearby gold mine on the 20th (local time).

It is known that there were some deaths in the accident, but the exact number of casualties has not been confirmed. A rescue agency official told the local media that they saw 10 bodies at the scene.

Ghanaian President Nana Akupoado confirmed through Twitter that there was loss of life and property in the accident, but did not provide specific details.

According to Ghana’s National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), 500 buildings were destroyed in the accident.

At least 50 people were killed and 50 were injured, the DPA news agency said, citing NADMO.

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If you look at the site photos, you can see the cracks and dents in the ground as if there was an earthquake, so you can guess the power of the explosion. The surrounding buildings collapsed to such an extent that the original shape was unrecognizable.

Local police said most of the victims were rescued and taken to hospital.

“During the rescue operation, residents have been advised to leave the accident area and move to a nearby village for safety,” the police said in a statement.

In addition, he added that nearby villages have asked residents of the affected area to open public facilities such as schools and churches.
Local resident Quadwo Bempa told CNN that the accident occurred in a small town of less than 10,000 residents, most of which were farmers and miners.

Bempa said that almost all the buildings at the site collapsed after the accident, expressing regret that “there are bodies all over the place. It is a tragedy that happened in Ghana.”



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