Some residents of Adina, a fishing community in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region have reportedly attacked a salt mining factory operating in the area.
The residents are said to have gone on rampage at the Kessington Salt Factory, on Wednesday over an alleged pollution of their source of potable water by the Indian company.
A source in the area told ultimate news; the irate residents burnt lorry tyres and pelted stones at the factory workers and their expatriate bosses.
A team of police men from the Keta Divisional Command had a tough time bringing the situation under control, as they were also attacked by marauding locals with stones, the source noted.
Scores of them are said to have sustained various degrees of injury, with one casualty being reported.
The Regional Police command has since dispatched reinforcement to the Adina community to maintain order.
A worker at the Kessington Salt Factory told ultimate news the company has temporarily halted operations in order to safeguard lives and properties.
According to the worker, the irate residents only looted materials from the factory store, as their attack was unwarranted.
‘They were vandalizing and the same time looting. Breaking into stores and taking things away, office stationeries, motor bikes, ceiling fans. We see people carrying things away,’ the worker told Ultimate news on condition of anonymity.