By Nana Asare Barimah.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have began investigations into huge fireball explosions reached into the skies over Michel Camp on Wednesday.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of GAF, Colonel Aggrey Quarshie who disclosed this on Adom FM’s Morning Show “Dwaso Nsem” Wednesday said, they are unsure what triggered the fire but investigations have commenced to ascertain the cause.
Loud explosions were heard on Wednesday dawn at the armoury of the Michel Camp Barracks, the base of the First Infantry Battalion of the Ghana Armed Forces.
Most of the residents, who were fast asleep, had to run for their lives moments after the explosions at midnight amidst power outage.
Residents in the bordering communities have to evacuate to safer grounds. People were heading towards Aflao, Tema, Afienya and Apollonia.
But Colonel Aggrey Quarshie stated that the explosion occurred at a laboratory where small arms are kept and the Fire Service managed to prevent it from spreading to where the highly explosive weapons are.
He said heavy military presence is at the explosion site as personnel of the Ghana Fire Service control the fire.