At least 13 people have been killed in a huge explosion near a mining town in south-western Ghana

At least 13 people have been killed in a huge explosion near a mining town in south-western Ghana.

A truck carrying explosives to a gold mine crashed with a motorcycle near the town of Bogoso.

According to police, the explosion ripped apart the nearby village of Apiatse. Rescue workers say many houses have been completely flattened, leaving at least 380 people without shelter.

Local police commander in Bogoso William Jabialu said, the number of confirmed deaths is 17.

He said another 45 were being treated in local hospitals.

 

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