Dozens killed after quarry explosion at Anto Aboso in Western region

An explosion at a quarry site in Anto Aboso, in the Shama District of the Western Region, resulted in the deaths of at least three Ghanaians and five Chinese nationals.

According to reports, the fatal explosion happened on Saturday, September 9, at about 10:00 p.m. The disaster’s cause is still unknown.

However, authorities from the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Ghana Police Service, and Ghana National Fire Service are on the scene assisting with rescue attempts while investigations get underway.

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The site is littered with dismembered bodies that may belong to the Chinese nationals.

STA-ADDSAMS Enterprise, formerly known as Omni Quarry, is the owner of the property.

The extent of the devastation is being likened to the Appiatse gas explosion that took place in 2022.

Video credit: Caleb Yeslord

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