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[ 2017-10-08 ]

Extend helping hand to gas explosion victims – Mahama
Former President, John Dramani Mahama, has
expressed his grief following the gas explosion at
Atomic Junction on Saturday, which has so
far killed seven people and injured several

In a tweet on Sunday, the former President also
called on Ghanaians to assist all those who had
been affected by the incident however they can.

“I feel their pain. In our own small way, let’s
all extend a helping hand to all those affected by
the sad incident,” John Mahama tweeted.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and
families of those affected by last night’s gas
explosion at the Atomic Junction near Madina.”

The residents of the Atomic Junction in Madina
were thrown into a state of panic following the
explosion at the gas station which spread to
adjacent structures.
The huge fireball from the explosion could be seen
for miles with many people in the vicinity taking
to their heels in a bid to escape the blaze.

Students of the Presbyterian Senior High School
and the University of Ghana, run from their
hostels situated close to the blast.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has also
expressed his devastation at the incident.

Nana Addo, who is touring the Northern region,
tweeted after the explosion, saying “my deepest
condolences to the families of the bereaved, and I
wish the injured speedy recovery.”
His Vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, cut short his
birthday celebration in the Northern Region to be
in Accra. He has so far visited the site of the
explosion, and has visited the 37 Military
Hospital to commiserate with the victims.
He has promised that Government will foot the
bills of all the injured persons. He, however,
assured the populace that this time around,
He, however, assured the populace that this time
around, the government will be stricter on safety
measures by introducing a new policy in the
petroleum retail sector to prevent such disasters.

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