Large Explosion at Quarry in Ghana Leaves 3 Dead, Others Injured

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A large explosion at a quarry in the Western Region’s Shama district has left 3 Ghanaians and a yet to be confirmed Chinese national dead and others injured.

The explosion occurred on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at around 10:00 AM local time. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, but it is believed to have been caused by a gas leak.

The explosion destroyed the quarry and several nearby buildings. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The government has dispatched a team of officials to the scene to investigate the explosion and provide assistance to the victims.

The explosion is a tragic reminder of the dangers of working in quarries. The government has called for stricter safety measures to be put in place at quarries across the country.

In a statement, the Minister of Employment and Labour, Mr. Ignatius Baffour Awuah, said that the government was “deeply saddened” by the loss of life and wished the injured a speedy recovery. He also assured the public that the government would do everything possible to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.

The explosion has also raised questions about the safety of the quarrying industry in Ghana. There have been a number of accidents at quarries in recent years, and some experts have called for the industry to be regulated more strictly.

The government has said that it is committed to ensuring the safety of workers in the quarrying industry, and that it will take all necessary steps to prevent future accidents.

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