FAMU students affected after truck explosion in Ghana – The Famuan

Dozens of people killed or injured due to a massive explosion. Photo courtesy of Eric Yaw Adjei/Getty Images

A large explosion ripped through southeast Ghana on Thursday January 20, killing more than a dozen people and injuring many more.

After a motorbike collided with a truck during traffic, it began to catch fire and eventually exploded about five minutes later. As a result, people and animals are extracted from rubble and metal. Everything in this city is in ruins; houses and other buildings are also destroyed. Many residents were left without electricity and had to deal with major holes in the ground.

This was not the first occurrence of an explosion; each time it was more devastating. This specific situation has strongly impacted Ghanaian students on the Florida A&M University (FAMU) campus.

Keira Cubbs, born and raised in Ghana, is a broadcast journalism student at Florida A&M University.

At the age of seven, she experienced her first disaster of his hometown. It took about three years for her and her family to live comfortably again. “For this to happen again in Ghana, it breaks our hearts,” Cubbs said. “My family described Apitate as the side effect of the earthquake that struck many years ago.”

Due to the seriousness of the situation, Keira may have to travel to Miami next week to gather supplies and send them to her family in Ghana.

Ezekiel Rein, a student at Florida A&M University, has a close friend who lives near the town of Apitate.

“He explained how he heard a very loud noise and ran outside to see what it was, but there was nothing in sight,” Rein said. “Later he noticed smoke and debris flying through the air.”

Ezekiel’s friend knew someone who had been injured in the explosion and spoke to his family. They said it all happened so fast and he was rushed to the hospital, and luckily he didn’t sustain any life-threatening injuries and he would be fine.

The two students watch over their loved ones and make sure they are well. Their hometown will always be an important part of their lives and they hope for the best.

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