Accra explosion GOIL to cooperate with investigations

The filling station, close to the main Nkrumah Circle branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank, was completely razed down by fire in a havoc that lasted several hours.

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Management of the Ghana Oil Company (GOIL) says it is willing to cooperate with the various security agencies for a thorough investigation into what caused the explosion at its filling station Wednesday night.

The filling station, close to the main Nkrumah Circle branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank, was completely razed down by fire in a havoc that lasted several hours. The fire, which started some few minutes past 10pm, spread to nearby structures where people were seeking refuge. Reports suggest that over 2oo lives were claimed with several others injured.


The corporate affairs manager of GOIL, Rosemond Frempong, speaking to Anita Erskine on the Starr Drive on Thursday said the company has been horrified by the development.

“We were horrified what we saw at the site. It’s heart wrenching to see the devastation, the number of deaths, although they are all not from the station. Our hearts are broken.”

“This has never ever happened to any of our stations. Something like this has never ever happened to us in our history. In times like this, you can never be prepared because you wouldn’t expect such a thing to happen.

“We’ve bottomed ourselves up, the investigative bodies are there and we are willing to cooperate with them. GOIL as a company, we won’t hesitate. Whatever we have to do to help, we are prepared to do because we want to see to the bottom of this”, she noted.

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