No less than 50 individuals had been feared useless in an explosion in Ghana on Thursday, after a mining truck reportedly carrying explosives collided with a bike, setting off a blast that lowered buildings to rubble and left a gaping crater within the earth.

The precise demise toll from the accident within the small city of Apiate, in southwestern Ghana, just isn’t but identified. Ghana’s police service mentioned investigations had been underway and appealed to residents of close by cities to open their church buildings and lecture rooms to the wounded.

The car had been shifting between the gold mines of Tarkwa and Chirano, the police mentioned in a press release, including that a lot of the victims had been hospitalized within the close by city of Bogoso.

Wooden, rubble and metallic roof sheets littered the scene in movies and footage taken shortly after the explosion, which appeared to have leveled a lot of the city. Individuals who had heard the blast however weren’t damage stood on the fringe of a yawning gap left within the earth by the explosion.

Preliminary studies mentioned that at the very least 50 individuals had died and one other 50 had been injured, Abdul Ganiyu Mohammed, the regional coordinator of the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Group, informed a Ghanaian radio station.

The Ghana Police Service, in a statement, described the truck as “a mining explosive car.” Mr. Mohammed mentioned it was carrying dynamite.

Mr. Mohammed mentioned the driving force of the truck was not among the many useless and had not been charged.

Emergency companies employees closed off the world to the general public and had been trying to find victims within the rubble.

“A number of the individuals are buried,” mentioned Mathew Ayeh, a resident of Apiate. “There are individuals beneath the particles.”