Two students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and aTanzanian were on Tuesday October 5, 2021 died from an explosion at the Juaben a palm oil processing company in the Ashanti Region.
The students were doing their industrial attachment with the company.
The three according to report were killed after a tank containing hot water for production exploded while they were working around 9:am on the said day.
Disclosing this to OTEC News Kwame Agyenim Boateng in an exclusive interview, the Assembly Member for Abesim-Daaman Electoral Area, Hon Ransford Osei said the three were among eight workers who were working closed to the water tank which detonated, battering hot water on them.
The Tanzanian national he noted was a student who was on an attachment at the company.
He added that the deceased were pronounced dead upon arrival at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
One of the three departed souls according to the Assembly member was identified as a 28-year old electrician, Paa Kwasi whiles the identity of the other two victims are yet to be announced.
“The cause of the blast at the processing company it not yet known”. He noted
He added that one out of the remaining five who got injured is currently recieving medical attention at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital owing to the seriousness of his injuries while the rest are been examined at the Juaben Government Hospital.
The news was confirmed by DSP Broni Honnu, the Juaben District Police Commander.
“The bodies have been sent to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Two students of the KNUST were involved [in the incident]. They were both on an industrial attachment,” he said.
It is unclear what caused the explosion and how much further damage has been caused by it.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng