Nsawam blast Residents sue 2 quarry companies over explosion

About thirteen people sustained serious injuries after an explosion at an abandoned quarry site in Paebo in the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipality of the Eastern region.

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Residents of Asuboi in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern region who were affected by the recent quarry explosion in the area have sued two quarry companies for causing damage to their property.

The residents, numbering over 300, have prayed the  Koforidua High Court to order the companies to pay compensation for damages and also ensure that due diligence is done during the blasting process.

The companies who have been sued are the China International Water & Electric Corporation - a Chinese construction and engineering company which has finished operating at the quarry site and handed over to a new one known as Anigord Famille Quarry Company, Accra-based Starr FM has reported.

Residents have also complained that the activities of the quarry companies have affected their health.

Meanwhile, the Nsawam police have arrested one man who was found trespassing in the restricted quarrying community of Paebo, days after an explosion occurred in the area.

According to the police, the man's action is at variance with the law as the area has been marked as a restricted area following the explosion.

RELATED: Explosion at quarry site injures 13

About thirteen people sustained  serious injuries after an explosion at an abandoned quarry site in Paebo in the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipality of the Eastern region.

The blast, which occurred Wednesday evening, collapsed several buildings in the community and destroyed lots of property worth thousands of Ghana cedis.

Security has however been tightened in the area to prevent any likely explosion.

Meanwhile, the over one thousand people displaced as a result of the explosion have refused to re-settle at make-shift shelters created for them, the National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO has said.

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