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Deadly explosion flattens village in Ghana mining region

Residents walk past debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Residents walk past debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Residents walk past debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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A worker from Ghana's electricity company removes power cables that were damaged when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

A worker from Ghana's electricity company removes power cables that were damaged when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

A worker from Ghana's electricity company removes power cables that were damaged when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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An army soldier stands in front of a building that was destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

An army soldier stands in front of a building that was destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

An army soldier stands in front of a building that was destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen
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People watch as a worker from Ghana's electricity company removes power cables that were damaged when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

People watch as a worker from Ghana's electricity company removes power cables that were damaged when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

People watch as a worker from Ghana's electricity company removes power cables that were damaged when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen
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Locals from neighbouring communities sit to see damage caused when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Locals from neighbouring communities sit to see damage caused when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Locals from neighbouring communities sit to see damage caused when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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Residents stand in front of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Residents stand in front of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Residents stand in front of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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A worker from Ghana's electricity company removes power cables that were damaged when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

A worker from Ghana's electricity company removes power cables that were damaged when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

A worker from Ghana's electricity company removes power cables that were damaged when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen
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Residents stand in front of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Residents stand in front of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Residents stand in front of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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Residents look at the crater after a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Residents look at the crater after a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Residents look at the crater after a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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A worker from Ghana's electricity company removes power cables that were damaged when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

A worker from Ghana's electricity company removes power cables that were damaged when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

A worker from Ghana's electricity company removes power cables that were damaged when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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People look at damage caused when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

People look at damage caused when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

People look at damage caused when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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A view of a road that was damaged after a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

A view of a road that was damaged after a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

A view of a road that was damaged after a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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Residents walk past debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Residents walk past debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Residents walk past debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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People look at damage caused when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

People look at damage caused when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

People look at damage caused when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen
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A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Cooper Inveen
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Debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.   REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

Debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.   REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

Debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed when a vehicle carrying mining explosives detonated along a road in Apiate, Ghana, January 21, 2022.   REUTERS/Cooper Inveen
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