VIOLENT Explosion Destroys Appiatse Village Near Bogoso, Ghana - Jan. 20, 2022.mp4
At least 17 people have been killed in a huge explosion near a mining town in western Ghana, officials say.
Police say a vehicle carrying mining explosives collided with a motorcycle near the town of Bogoso.
Images shared by local media showed a large plume of black smoke rising above destroyed buildings and scattered debris as residents call for help.
Graphic videos showed mutilated bodies of victims. A large crater can also be seen beside a road.
At least 59 people were injured, some of whom were in a critical condition, Information Minister Kojo Oppong