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Apiate Explosion: Remain ‘calm’ and ‘cooperate’ with authorities- GPA to victims

Apiate Explosion: Remain ‘calm’ and ‘cooperate’ with authorities- GPA to victims

Ghana Psychological Association has expressed deepest condolences to the families of the victims of Apiate explosion that has led to 13 deaths, living scores injured, 4 in critical condition with 384 displaced and rendered homeless.

A statement issued by GPA on Friday 21 January 2022 said “Ghana Psychological Association (GPA) extends its deepest condolences to all families of
the deceased persons, the injured and other victims of the Appiatse explosion on Thursday, 20th January, 2022. The explosion of a vehicle conveying explosives for mining purposes had an
accident resulting in the detonation of the explosives”.

Below is the full statement:

PLEASE RELEASE TO ALL MEDIA HOUSES

GPA COMMISERATES WITH THE APPIATSE COMMUNITY IN BOGOSO

The Ghana Psychological Association (GPA) extends its deepest condolences to all families of the deceased persons, the injured and other victims of the Appiatse explosion on Thursday, 20th January, 2022. The explosion of a vehicle conveying explosives for mining purposes had an accident resulting in the detonation of the explosives.

The unpleasant incident has recorded several loss of valuable lives and property worth millions of cedis. An entire community has been raised down, parents and bread winners have died while others are severely injured. Homes have been destroyed and families including children have
suddenly became orphans and homeless. The physical loss is immense but the trauma associated

with the Appiatse loses is tremendous. This can be overwhelming for the victims especially men,
women and children who are victims of the explosion as well as those who experienced it indirectly.

The GPA has in previous years provided various psycho-social support to victims of disasters.
We are therefore poised to lend our maximum support in response to the disaster management
team to render Crisis/Trauma therapy services to families and other affected persons of Appiatse
explosion.

We encourage all victims and community members to remain calm and cooperate with
authorities as they investigate the issues and reach out to them to alleviate their plight.
We use this opportunity to also appeal to the society to place value on the Psychological
dimension of life. Issues in this area of life can have long lasting effects if there is no
intervention.

Once again we express our deepest condolences to all families and victims of the Appiatse
accident.

GPA wishes them well.

Signed,
Mrs Joy Anima Debrah
National PRO

Source: africaneditors.com

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