The residents of Apiate and Bogoso in the Western Region are still trying to come to terms with the devastating effects of the gas explosion that happened in their community about twenty four hours ago. The aftermath of the deadly explosion has made the community uninhabitable for the people and has to be evacuated to facilities in other towns.
The residents, victims, onlookers and eyewitnesses have given several accounts on how the natural disaster happened. According to reports from NADMO, the incident would make it difficult for the people to stay in the community owing to how unsafe it has become. In an interview with some affected families, some men and women gave sad accounts of how they lost their sons, daughters, colleagues and families.
The government has been proactive in its response to the incident at the Bogoso community. It was noted that the President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo ordered emergency teams to storm the place to ensure safety. The team included workers from NADMO, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Fire Service and other responsible Ministries.
A while ago, a strong delegation of great leaders led by Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has stormed the community to pick up first hand information on the incident. The delegation included the Inspector General of Police, COP Dampare, The Interior Minister, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Samuel Abu Jinapor and other top government officials.
Amongst other things, the Bawumia-led delegation commiserated with the families of the deceased, and injured. The team also visited the hospitals to share words of encouragement with the injured people. A picture sighted shows Bawumia having a conversation with the rider of the motorcycle that allegedly caused the accident.
The team also donated foodstuffs including rice, oil, and others to the displaced families. Other items including mattress was also donated to give the people good sleep at night.
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