Seven people dead, 132 others injured in atomic gas explosion

Seven people dead, 132 others injured in atomic gas explosion

Seven people dead, 132 others injured in atomic gas explosion

Life is returning to normalcy in Ghana after a gas explosion in capital city Accra Saturday night killed about seven people and injured hundreds, while property worth millions of Cedis was destroyed.

Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government is determined to ensure that incidents of gas explosion do not occur again.

Public Relations Officer of the Association of Gas Tanker Drivers Bernard Donkor said: "I can tell you that most of our members have fitted these pumps.from the happenings on Saturday definitely the Atomic Junction station wasn't using the pump".

Deputies from the Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Police Service, and National Disaster Management Organization conducted great efforts to control the vicious fire.

Four of the 35 are in a critical condition in the intensive care unit of the 37 Military Hospital.

Fire crews were still at the scene on Sunday morning, damping down the stricken tanker with water.

Despite the hope Ghanaians had for the explosion causing no casualties, the explosion caused 7 deaths and 132 injured as reported by the New York Times.

They include siting them at least 50 metres from homes and 100 metres from schools and hospitals.

People run after a natural gas station explodes in Accra.

"There was a similar incident two years ago and we were fed lies and empty promises about regulations going to be put in place but then we had to witness this", she told AFP later.

At the scene of the fire on Sunday, scattered fruit and broken coconuts from street vendors were strewn near the wreckage next to burnt-out cars and a fuel lorry, a Reuters witness said.

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