We stand with you in this time of grief – Mahama commiserates with victims of Appiatse explosion

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Former President Mahama has mourned victims of the Appiatse dynamite explosion which has so far claimed 17 lives and left some 59 injured.

The incident which occurred on Thursday afternoon has devastated the community in the Bogoso District of the Western Region.

VIDEO: “Huge explosion” wipes out Western region town of Apiate

According to a report from the Ghana Police Service, a mining vehicle loaded with explosives was moving from Tarkwa and headed towards the Chirano mines when it collided with a motorcycle resulting in the explosion which in addition to the loss of lives, flattened most of the buildings in the area.

Taking to his social media pages, Mr Mahama called on well-wishers and sympathisers to “pray for the speedy recovery of the injured,” and also appealed to “security and emergency services to continue to work assiduously to alleviate the damage and suffering in the affected communities.”

Rescue efforts underway as “huge explosion” at Apiate leaves scores dead

“To the chiefs and people in the affected areas, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the country stand with you, in this time of grief,” he said.

SourceABC News

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