Dozens of people are feared dead following a huge explosion at Bogoso-Apeatse in the Western Region of Ghana.
Footages shared by local media showed a large plume of black smoke rising above destroyed buildings and scattered debris as residents call for help in the mining town.
The entire Apiatse community on the Bogoso-Bawdie highway has been affected by the explosion.
The Police is yet to confirm the number of casualties but graphic videos showed mutilated bodies of several victims.
Police said the “huge explosion” had occurred between Bogoso and the village of Bawdie.
Emergency services had started a “full emergency recovery exercise”, the police said.
“We urge all to remain calm as we manage this unfortunate situation.”
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