Togolese Head of State Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé reacted on Friday to the explosion of the mining truck which claimed the lives of several people in the Western Region of Ghana.
“I learned with emotion the many deaths following the explosion of a vehicle on January 20, 2022 in Apiate, Ghana,” said Faure Gnassingbé.
“I send my condolences and those of the Togolese people to the bereaved families, to HE Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and to the people of Ghana. Speedy recovery to the injured,” he added.
On Thursday, President Nana Akufo-Addo also mourned the victims, describing the explosion as a “truly sad, unfortunate and tragic incident”.
Although the exact death toll is not yet known, the National Disaster Management Organization in Ghana said initial reports indicate that at least 50 people are dead and 50 are injured.