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General News

[ 2017-10-08 ]

Mustapha Hamid, Information Minister

Gas explosion: Death toll reaches 7; 132 injured, 64 discharged
The Presidency has confirmed that as at 11:30 am
Sunday, at least seven people have been confirmed
dead and 132 injured from Saturday night gas
explosion at Atomic Junction near Madina. 

A statement signed by the Information Minister
added that out of those injured, 64 persons have
been discharged from the hospitals with 68 others
receiving treatment. 

The Vice President on Sunday morning visited the
site of the explosion to get the first-hand
update.

He also visited a number of hospitals to comfort
and support the injured.

Life is returning to normalcy after Saturday night
gas explosion at Atomic Junction near Madina in
Accra.

The Police who have been at the site of the
explosion, Mansco Gas Filling Station, have
cordoned off the road.

Traffic on the main Accra Central and NI Highway
to Aburi road has been diverted.

The fire which was reported to have started at
about 7 pm on Saturday night also caught an
adjacent filling station and setting ablaze many
vehicles at a nearby taxi and commercial buses
hub.

While government expressed its condolences to
families of the deceased and injured in the
unfortunate incident, it also commended the Fire
Service, Ambulance Service and Ghana Police
Service for their quick control and rescue
exercise.

"An investigation has commenced into the cause of
the explosion and shall be followed with firm
action to forestall similar future recurrences.

"Any injured persons who may have been evacuated
from the scene on their own should kindly inform
the Ghana Police Hospital of their location," the
statement said. 

It also directed the general public to kindly
cooperate with Traffic detours as announced by the
police. Residents who need further assistance can
reach out to the NADMO Help Station on 0299350000
or 0299350030.

Source - Myjoyonline.com



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