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[ 2017-10-09 ]

Thieves steal car at Legon after man fled from Atomic gas explosion
A man who abandoned his car to flee from the
Atomic Junction gas explosion in Accra last
Saturday has had the car stolen.

In the midst of the chaotic scene in and around
the Atomic Junction and Legon area, the Public
Relations practitioner, Samuel Creppy, parked his
ash coloured 2012-registered Toyota Corolla saloon
car around the University of Ghana Business School
on the UPSA road.

He told 3News Monday that he fled the area to
safety and returned later at about 10:00pm
Saturday to realize his car was missing. He said
other cars that were parked at the spot were also
not there when he returned but could not tell
whether they were stolen or their owners came for
them.

A report has since been made to the Legon and
Madina Police in an attempt to locate the
whereabouts of his car which contained his mobile
phone and other documents including his driving
licence.

A gas leak from one of two gas fuel stations
within the Atomic Junction enclave reportedly
sparked fire, which extended to an adjoining Total
Filling Station causing two explosions that sent
fireballs into the skies last Saturday.


Hundreds of passengers, traders and residents in
and around the Atomic Junction area fled their
homes and workplaces for safety as two explosions
lit the skies and caused severe heat waves
Saturday night.

The situation caused chaotic scenes in and around
the area as some pedestrians and commuters
abandoned their cars due to traffic congestion and
blurred weather at the time, to flee the scene to
safety.

Some seven persons have died and 132 others
injured with two in critical condition, all
receiving free medical care at government’s
expense.

Escape

Narrating events leading to the abandoning of his
car, Mr. Creppy told 3News that he had visited a
relative at Legon and was heading towards Madina
when suddenly he saw people and vehicles moving
towards the opposite direction in a manner that
was indicative of a looming danger.

He said he quickly made a right turn at the GOIL
filling station near Legon Presec towards the UPSA
area, but said the traffic situation just after
the University of Ghana Business School was such
that he couldn’t move anymore.

“The road was choked, the atmosphere was scary…
There was traffic and total anarchy.

I had no choice than to park and run,” he told
3News, adding that he fled to the Trinity
Theological Seminary. According to him, when he
got there, there were some people who were also
escaping from the place so he joined a taxi driver
who dropped him off at Dzorwulu.

I run to Trinity and when I got there saw they
were running away. So I joined them to Dzorwulu.
Around 10 nwhen we observed the situation was
calmed the car was not there.

Mr Creppy said around 10:00pm when he realised
things have calmed, he proceeded to the location
where he parked his car only to find it had been
stolen.

On Sunday, he said he reported to the Police at
both Legon and Madina but the car is yet to be
retrieved.

He said though he thanks God for saving his life,
he is appealing to the public to help him find the
missing car with the registration GM 3677-12.
Anyone with information could contact the nearest
Police station.

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Source - 3news.com



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