Rescue efforts are underway in the Western region town of Apiate following a huge explosion this afternoon.
The town located between Bogoso and Bordee has been thrown into a state of mourning as the number of casualties keeps rising.
The Ghana Police Service as first responders says it has, in collaboration with other emergency service providers, “activated a full emergency recovery exercise.”
The cause of the incident is yet to be confirmed but multiple sources from the town say it is gas-related.
Visuals emanating from the area show residents lamenting the devastation caused by the “huge explosion.”