How Netizens Reacted To Appiatse Deadly Explosion
Social media was flooded with gory images of a massive explosion in the Western Region at Appiatse, near Bogoso, on Thursday, 20 January 2022.
The explosion claimed at least 13 lives in a tragic incident which attracted a lot of attention from social media users.
While some commiserated with the affected families, others called on the relevant authorities to act.
According to the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, 59 persons were injured, with 42 receiving treatment and others in critical condition.
A preliminary investigation by the Ghana Police Service revealed that a DAF truck, with registration number WR 2252-18, was conveying explosive material from MAXAM Company, Tarkwa, to Chirano Gold Mines in the Western North Region.
A motorcycle rider from the opposite direction ran under the van when it got to a section of the road between Bogoso and Bawdie.
The motorcycle caught fire and ignited the van, which exploded into flames.
An ECG transformer in close range was also destroyed in the process.
The explosion occurred at about 1:30 pm on 20 January 2022 and left a crater in the middle of the town.
Rescued victims are on admission at various hospitals and clinics within the Bogoso Municipality.
Below are comments from social media users on the incident.
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— Adepa (@Adepa67) January 21, 2022
— PRINCE KOJO TALOR (@princedavid_gh) January 21, 2022
The Bogoso explosion is disheartening.Certainly,there will be recommendations from another committee that will be thrown to the dogs as usual.
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— Citizen Kwesi Hornsby (@KwesiHornsby) January 21, 2022
God heal the families of the lost souls ( may their souls RIP ) and the people of Bogoso #Bogosoexplosion
— Sarkodie (@sarkodie) January 21, 2022
Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and those injured in the terrible explosion in Apiate, near Bogoso. May those who perished today rest in eternal peace.
— U.S. Embassy Ghana (@USEmbassyGhana) January 20, 2022
Sending love and prayers to the people of Bogoso (Ghana) and to anyone affected by this explosion…such a devastating incident for our people. I hope measures are put in place to avoid this from happening again 🙏🏿🇬🇭
— Fuse ODG (@FuseODG) January 20, 2022
Prayers and love to the people of Bogoso ..🙏🏾
— Wendy Shay (@wendyshaygh) January 20, 2022
Sending my love and healing to the people of Apiate (Bogoso) in Ghana. I love you all and may God strengthen you ❤️
— Song Bird (@Gyakie_) January 20, 2022
Don’t forget to pray for the people of Appiatse and Bogoso…the pain is unimaginable.
— Da Don (@Opresii) January 21, 2022
My prayers & condolences to the families affected by the explosion in Bogoso. We are with you 💚🙏🏾
— King Promise (@IamKingPromise) January 21, 2022