John Dramani Mahama former President of Ghana is saddened by the explosion at Appiate near Bogoso in the Western Region on Thursday afternoon that claimed lives, leaving many injured.
The former President extended wishes of speedy recovery to the injured and therefore consoled the bereaved families.
JM in a Facebook post said “a truly sad day for Ghana! My deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the unfortunate disaster at Appiate, in the Bogoso District of the Western Region this afternoon.”
“Let’s pray for the speedy recovery of the injured, as we also urge the security and emergency services to continue to work assiduously to alleviate the damage and suffering in the affected communities.”
‘’To the chiefs and people in the affected areas, the former also said the “National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the country stand with you, in this time of grief.’’
Investigations have been established by the police that a mining explosive vehicle moving from Tarkwa to Chirano Mines collided with a motorcycle, resulting in the explosion. So far, 17 people have confirmed dead with almost 60 others injured.