Santa Maria Suspected Explosion Under Investigation – MCE
The Municipal Chief Executive for Ga Central, Mohammed Bashiru said that the Santa Maria suspected explosion in Accra on Tuesday afternoon is under investigation to extract the actual cause.
Speaking in an interview, he said people from the Ministry of Defense had been at the scene to gather information.
He noted, “We are receiving different accounts of the incident.”
However, he said there is no evidence of a dynamite explosion, as had been previously reported.
“Dynamite will not explode in an area and a 30 meters radius, 20 meters radius, 10 meters radius, you don’t see any evidence of an explosion. If it was dynamite, at least the walls of the houses would have been destroyed,” Mr. Bashiru said.
A groundnut seller was injured in the incident, according to the MCE.
“Somebody called her to buy groundnuts from her, and she stepped on something and there was some sound.”
“The person who called her told her that there is blood coming from her toe, and she looked at it and was rushed to the hospital,” Mr. Bashiru said.