THE DISTRICT Chief Executive (DCE), for Nkwanta North, Hon. Nawugma Kidignang William, has visited victims of gas cylinder explosion belonging one Kwaku Mensah Akrobeto (KMA), a broadcast journalist at Oti based ‘Ke FM’ Kpassa, which has so far claimed one live on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
The explosion, which occurred near the NIA Office, also critically injured six (6) persons and properties.
The DCE, accompanied by the District’s Fire Commander, DO3 Elikplim Nyamadaxa, DCD, Sevlo Agyie and other officials, consoled the victims and wished them speedy recovery.
He expressed his displeasure about the way the explosion happened, resulting in the accident and called on the fire service to educate the public to prevent such avoidable accidents.
He promised the assembly’s full support from day one and also to assist them further when they are discharged and brought back to the district.
Hon. William called on Ghanaians and NGO’s to come to their aid financially and prayers.
The Medical Officers at the hospitals, Dr. Asomma Kubire of Somacas Medical Centre, Kpassa and Dr. Slyvanus Dadzi of St. Joseph hospital Nkwanta, briefed the DCE and his entourage and said no death as at their time of visit to both hospitals, other victims on admission were in stable condition.
They said four of the victims had been transferred to other hospitals such as Korle-Bu and Kumasi for treatment on some complications they developed.
Dr Slyvanus said most of them have suffered tissue injuries on the head, arms and elbows, adding that they need more financial support.
They praised all the medical staff and other staff who combined effectively to save more lives.
Update and development confirmed that, one among the seven has passed on this morning, August 9 at the Tamale teaching hospital.
Meanwhile the Nkwanta North District assembly has already arranged for the body to be brought home for burial.