Accra Timely intervention of Fire Service prevents gas explosion at Achimota

The Deputy Public Relations Officer of GNFS, Prince Billy Anaglatey, who confirmed the news, said the engine of a gas tanker caught fire at the Achimota Ridge area over the weekend.

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Ghanaians would have woken up to another deadly gas explosion in Achimota in the Greater Accra Region but for the swift intervention of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS).

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The Deputy Public Relations Officer of GNFS, Prince Billy Anaglatey, who confirmed the news, said the engine of a gas tanker caught fire at the Achimota Ridge area over the weekend.

According to him, when the fire service had a call about the incident, a fire tender was quickly dispatched to the scene and brought the fire under control.

“We had a call that there was a gas tanker at Achimota Ridge area and we dispatched our people to the scene," he told Accra-based Citi FM.

"When they got there, they saw that it was a gas tanker engine compartment that was actually on fire but the timely intervention of the Fire Service brought the fire under control,” Mr. Anaglatey explained.

READ MORE: 400 gas stations situated in residential areas

The latest incident comes days after a deadly gas explosion at Atomic Junction killed 7 and injured 132 people.

Meanwhile, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has closed down 21 "high risk" Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) filling stations.

About 25 others have been given a “clean bill of health."

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