Several killed in Ghana capital gas explosions

Accra explosion

TWITTERAccra explosion A petrol station has erupted into a huge fireball in Ghana

The explosion occurred at the state station of liquefaction of natural gas GOIL and quickly spread to the petrol station Total, which is on the opposite side of the street.

Meanwhile, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said the Akufo-Addo-led government will deal with fuel station explosions "once and for all".

People were seen running to the safer place after the explosion happened.

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Anaglatey said the Ghana fire service was now at a stage where it needs to upgrade its methods. There were also 35 injured and five were in intensive care overnight.

At least six fire trucks and seven ambulances responded to the blast at the city's Atomic Junction near the University of Ghana.

The Accra city authorities warned people to avoid the area. The Police who have been at the site of the explosion, MANSCO Gas Filling Station, have cordoned off the road. "We pretty much have an idea of what we are going to do in terms of policy".

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Two filling stations at Atomic Junction were engulfed in flames after a gas station around the area exploded. 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".

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

Civil servants who handle applications "should also be made to answer questions (about) how these people are able to get the permits", said OccupyGhana's Sarpong Agyeman-Badu.

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