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General News of Wednesday, 16 January 2019


Army probes Michel Camp armoury explosion

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has launched an investigation into Wednesday dawn’s explosion at one of its armouries at Michel Camp near Tema in the Greater Accra Region.

The series of explosions came from the Base Ammunition Depot of the First Infantry Battalion of the military.

It is unclear what triggered the fire that in turn explosion the explosion of some pyro chemical substances at the armoury.

A delegation from the Military High Command, led by Defence Minister and anti-bomb experts cordoned off the area to avoid endangering the lives and properties of residents in adjoining communities.

Speaking to Class News, Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Obed Akwa, urged the residents to go about their normal duties but cautioned them to report any suspicious objects they come across.

Meanwhile, residents in the area which is located in the Kpone Katamanso municipality say they are living in fear and have called on the authorities to relocate the armoury.

Life has, however, returned to normal in the area.