Truck loaded with explosives crashes: 17 dead, 42 in critical condition

AccraAt least 17 people have been killed after a two-wheeler collided with a truck carrying explosives in the West African country of Ghana. 59 people were injured in the accident. Of these, 42 are in critical condition, officials said. The injured have been admitted to various hospitals.

The truck carrying the explosives to the gold mine collided.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in the western part of Bogoso district. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed in the blast, official sources said.

Numerous explosions have been reported in Ghana in recent years following a gas leak. In 2017, three people were killed when a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in Accra. In 2015, 150 people were killed when a petrol pump caught fire.

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