The President, in a post on social media, commiserated with the dead and the surviving victims.
Akufo-Addo mourns Apiate explosion victims
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed sadness at the explosion that has killed scores of people at Apiate in the Western Region.
He wrote: "I have just received a briefing on the circumstances that led to an explosion in Apiate near Bogoso, in the Western Region, resulting in the loss of lives and the destruction of properties belonging to residents."
"It is a truly sad, unfortunate and tragic incident, and I extend, on behalf of Government, deep condolences to the families of the deceased, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery."
"The Police, Armed Forces and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) are co-ordinating efforts to contain the situation, and I have also instructed NADMO to see to it that rapid relief is brought to residents of the town."
"Government will spare no effort to ensure a rapid return to a situation of normalcy for residents of Apiate."
Reports stated that the explosion occurred when a vehicle transporting explosives from Kumasi to a mining site in the area exploded.
A number of people are feared dead in the explosion.
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