Atomic Gas Explosion 400 gas stations situated in residential areas

A Deputy Ministry of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, made this revelation after the gas explosion which occurred at the Atomic Junction in the Greater Accra Region.

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A Deputy Ministry of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has disclosed that about 400 gas stations are sited in residential areas across the country.

He made this revelation after the gas explosion which occurred at the Atomic Junction in the Greater Accra Region.

The explosion and fire struck at about 7 pm at the Mansco Gas Filling Station. This caught an adjacent petrol filling station, setting ablaze many vehicles at a nearby taxi and commercial buses terminal.

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This led to the death of 7 persons with 132 others injured.

64 of the injured persons were treated and discharged while 68 are still receiving medical treatment in six different health facilities.

Some of the health facilities treating victims of the explosion are the Pentecost Hospital in Madina, the 37 Military Hospital, the Ridge Hospital and the Police Hospital.

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Subsequently, business activities in the area have been halted since the explosion site has been cordoned off by security agencies.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, Prince Billy Anaglatey they have started an investigation into the cause of the fire.

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