People Seen Running Following Gas Explosion in Accra

Trevor Jackson
Октября 9, 2017

Police said the blasts happened in the Atomic Junction roundabout area of Legon, in northeast Accra, at about 7:30pm (19:30 GMT) on Saturday. To make the matter worse, ECG switched off power.

The explosion began at a state-owned liquefied natural gas station and spread to a petrol station across the street.

Reacting to the incident, Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana president, sent his condolences to the families of the deceased and the injured victims.

According to eyewitnesses, the place looked like a worn torn zone with fire everywhere and people running for their lives.

In June 2015, about 150 died in a fire at a petrol station in the city.

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"We have not really done much or learnt anything". I think that we owe it to the country and the government is going to take this very seriously and discussions were being held last night about the way forward.

Nkrumah said regulations already existed about the siting of fuel stations but the initial focus of the authorities was taking care of those injured in the incident. Some have been treated and discharged, whilst many others are still being held in hospitals across the capital for further medical attention. "So, as soon as there is a small or a lighter mistake, then. there will be a disaster in the country". The petition is asking for stations to be situated "at least 50 meters away from residences and 100 meters from schools and hospitals need to enforce these rules".

A small unit on a tower building at Ghana's parliament also caught fire in July, although the blaze did not cause major damage.

"These deaths could have easily been prevented, so let's prevent them from ever occurring again in the future".

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