Rescue efforts to be extended at Appiatse for a few more days – NADMO

Rescue efforts to be extended at Appiatse for a few more days – NADMO

Rescue efforts at the scene of the Appiatse explosion are scheduled to continue for the next couple of days, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), has announced.

This idea is stemming from the alarm raised by some residents that some of their neighbours have been missing since Thursday 20th January 2022  when the disaster struck.

As it stands now, 14 lives have been confirmed lost while other  96 persons have sustained varying degrees of injury of which, four are said to be in critical condition.

Also, about 900 residents who have been displaced are sheltering in schools and churches in nearby communities.

But some worried residents suspect that more persons may be missing and could have died as a result of the deadly explosion.

“We will keep searching,” said the Deputy NADMO Coordinator for Prestea Huni Valley, Luis Dwomoh Afful.

“We will keep working. The excavators and the rescue team are there. We are still searching [since] we are picking intelligence of people who are supposed to live in the community and we have not seen them now.”

Meanwhile, Government has also given its word to rebuild homes for the displaced residents while completely settling the hospital bills of all those on admission in various hospitals.

“For the houses that have been destroyed, we are already beginning to think about how to rehabilitate and rebuild for the community,” Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia had said on Friday, January 21 when he led a strong government delegation to assess the level of damage in the town.

“The president has given us the directive, I have spoken to the State Housing Corporation inclusion with the Mining companies here we will quickly try to put in place the facilities that will help those who have been displaced.”

Already, the State Housing Corporation has begun enumeration of houses for reconstruction.

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh

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