President of the Republic of Liberia, H.E. George Weah, has sent commiserations to the people of Ghana, especially, victims of the January 20 tragedy that occurred at Apeati in the Prestea-Huni Valley Municipality of the Western Region.

17 persons have as at 5pm on Thursday, January 20, 2022, been confirmed dead, whiles more than 50 persons, with varying degree of injuries are receiving treatment at various hospitals in the region.

President Weah, following the unfortunate incident, has asked Liberians to offer prayers for the Ghanaians population, especially the victims.

“…The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah conveyed profound sympathies to the government and people of Ghana following the tragic loss of lives in an explosion in the Western region of the country. The incident is reported to have occurred when a vehicle transporting mining explosives collided with a bike,” a statement sighted on the official Facebook handle of Executive Mansion, the Seat of the Liberian government, reads in part.

“President Weah has called on Liberians to remember their Ghanaian brothers and sisters in their prayers during this very difficult time for them – which coincides with Liberia’s national tragedy,” the statement conveyed.

The Liberian leader has also urged families of the 17 deceased persons to “take solace in the Lord.”

The Apeati explosion tragedy occurred when a truck transporting explosives to a mining site in the region, collided with a tricycle.

According to multiple sources, the collision sparked fire which eventually got to the mining explosives in the truck. A huge explosion followed, resulting in unnecessary loss of lives and destruction to several properties.


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