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Appiatse Explosion: Lands Ministry investigates circumstances leading to fatal explosion

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The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources through the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission is investigating circumstances leading to the accident involving the transportation of explosives at Apiate a community near Bogoso in the Western region on 21st January, 2022. This is inline with the Minerals and Mining (Explosives) Regulations, 2012 (L.I.2177).

The investigation will among others help government to determine whether the regulations covering transportation of explosives were complied with and also what led to the unfortunate tragedy.

Government is determined as indicated by the President of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to assist a “Return to a situation of normalcy for residents,” as quickly as practicable.

Dozens have been reported dead and dozens more have been injured following an explosion in the mining community. The Ghana Police Service in a statement revealed the Service and the Ghana National Fire Service have “taken charge of the area.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as it unfolds.

Source: MLNR.

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