Ghana: Explosion at quarry site kills five, many still missing – Reports


Five persons including one Chinese national are reported dead following an explosion at a quarry site at Anto Aboso in Ghana’s Western Region.

The explosion also affected surrounding communities in the Shama District and has since left many shocked while affected people count their losses.

According to eyewitnesses, the explosion occurred around 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 9 at the Omni Quarry site.

The cause of the explosion is yet to be established, but the bodies of some workers at the site have been found scattered around.

The remains include Chinese nationals who are yet to be identified due to the dismembered nature whilst three Ghanaians have been confirmed dead.

Police and officers of the National Fire Service and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have since reported to the scene.


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