A huge blast occurred on a road in the western region of Ghana when a vehicle carrying explosives collided with a motorcycle, leading to casualties, the police said. An estimated 17 are reported dead with dozens of others left injured, APA reports citing Sputnik.
The collision occurred at about 12 p.m. local time in Apiate, a town that sits just outside the Ghanian mining city of Bogoso - some 300 kilometers from Accra. Reports indicate that a massive crater was left in the area after the vehicle and motorcycle crashed.
An earlier statement issued by the local police detailed that preliminary findings determined the vehicle had been "moving from Tarkwa to Chirano mines" when it collided with the motorcycle, before stating that many of those injured had been transported to local area facilities.
“Most of the victims have been rescued and are in admission at various hospitals and clinics within the Bogoso Municipality,” the police wrote on Facebook.