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 Nana Akosua Ansah on Dinpa 91.3 midday news on wednesday, Jan 16, 2019, Col Aggrey Quarshie-Public Affairs Director for the Ghana Armed Forces cautioned the general public especially those within the surrounding communities against touching or playing with any seen foreign object, but to report to the military first.

He stressed that the place is safe so occupants can go to their various homes without any fear or panic.
Col. AGGREY Quarshie was quick to add that, since the establishment of the depot around 1960, nothing of that sort has occured, so this one came as a surprise to them all.
he promised investigations is underway to unravel the actual cause.

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.



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