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Appiate Explosion: MCE Reveals Deep Secrets Why Number Of Deaths Didn't Go Up In The Explosion

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The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Prestea-Huni Valley, the constituency in which Bogoso-Appiate is found, Dr. Isaac Dasmani has revealed in an interview that the number of deaths, as well as casualties in the Appiate Explosion, would have gone up if the buildings in the area were not thatch houses.

The Municipal Chief Executive made this known while speaking on Key Points on TV3 this morning. He made it known that the number of death is now 14 but he thinks that if the houses around were more blockhouses, the number of deaths and casualties would have gone up more than we are seeing now.

“The number of death is now 14, it was 13 yesterday…These buildings, fortunately, because they were thatch houses that is why the casualties haven’t gone up. If you look at the way the whole thing happened if it were to be block houses the casualty would have gone up [but] because the whole place is thatch houses we were able to remove all.” The MCE told TV3 this morning.

However, Dr. Isaac also added, his office is doing everything within its power to know the number of affected buildings around so that the engineers of the Municipal will put measures in place to ensure the reconstruction of the affected houses.

"As I speak to you this morning, I am engaging the community, my engineers are also on-site trying to find out the number of households that we have in this community. Now, what we need are the materials to support them to start the reconstruction in earnest."

“I am meeting the security agencies this morning to wrap up and other things by close of tomorrow so that by Monday we start doing the planning." Dr. Isaac said.

The MCE also mentioned that the experts have told him the place is currently safe for everyone around there so they will make sure to renovate the buildings for those who were affected.

“For now the experts are saying that the place is ok, it is a gas so the moment it exploded everything vanished into the atmosphere. The people also do not want to relocate, they just want to go back. There are some houses that the roofs were ripped off, those are far away from the road and they just want reconstruction,” he said.

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