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A truck belonging to Maxam Ghana Limited, which was transporting mining snares from Tarkwa to Chirano Gold Mines Limited in the Western North Region got involved in an accident at Appiatse on the Bogoso to Bawdie Roadways.

This led to an explosion, which leveled the entire community and displaced the people of the city.
Thirteen people were assassinated in the process while several others sustained serious injuries.

Nine out of the thirteen persons who lost their lives in the Appiatse explosion would be laid to rest on Friday, March 11, 2022.

The mass burial would be held at the old Appiatse demesne for Ella Baidoo, a 15-month old baby, Akua Nyame, 80, Michael Afriyie, Justice Kwesi Takwa, 21, Emmanuel Quainoo, 29, Isaac Benny, 45, Emmanuel Awinguda, 24, Eric Gyimah, 24 and Isaac Anane, 35.
The bodies would be laid in state at dawn and between 09:00 hours to 10:00 hours, they would each be buried after church service.

The mortal remains of, Ekow Jackson, 40, Enock Obeng, 40, Daniel Armah, 35, and Martin Quaicoe, 40 would be conveyed to their separate home municipalities on Friday, March 4, 2022, for burial.
A quantum of GH 6,000¢ would also be presented by the Appiatse Disaster Relief Committee to each of the bereft families to grease the burial.

The External Chief Executive (MCE) for Prestea Huni-Valley and Chairman of the commission, Dr. Isaac Dasmani, said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency
He said the commission met with relatives of the deprived families and agreed on the conduct of the burial, adding that, “ four people requested to bury their relations in their home municipalities so we agreed and would give them with the necessary logistics.”

Dr. Dasmani assured the deprived families that they would continue to work together and ensure that they give those who lost their lives a befitting burial.

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