Ghana: mining company closed due to fatal explosion

Ghana: mining company closed due to fatal explosion

Ghanaian authorities in Ghana have shut down Maxam Mining Company Limited – the company responsible for manufacturing, storing, and transporting explosive materials for mining operations in the country, after a deadly explosion last week.

Ghana’s Chief Inspector of Mines has also been suspended.

Investigations are under way, the authorities say, into Thursday’s blast near the mining town of Bogoso, that killed at least 14 people and injured dozens of others, the BBC reports.

The explosion has raised a lot of questions regarding safety protocols as trucks transport explosive materials on busy roads.

According to the National Disaster Management Organisation, more than 40 critically injured people are being treated in hospitals, and more than 500 homes have been destroyed.

Government and non-governmental organizations have been sending relief items to survivors.

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