Trade Fair Fire Stay away from area around La gas station – Police advise public

According to the police, they have received information from the Ghana National Fire Service that the area remains unsafe for humans and as such the public needs to be far from the station as possible.

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Stay away from area around La gas station – Police

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The Ghana Police Service is advising residents in and around the epicentre of Thursday’s gas explosion in La to stay away from the area.

 

According to the police, they have received information from the Ghana National Fire Service that the area remains unsafe for humans and as such the public needs to be far from the station as possible.

 

READ ALSO: Trade Fair Gas Explosion: Five confirmed dead, several injured

There are reports that family members and friends of those who worked at the station are trooping there in a frantic search for answers about the whereabouts of their loved ones.

 

He also called on motorists to use the approved alternative routes to go about their business instead of the La Trade Fair Road.

 

“Now the place is not safe. The Fire Service is advising that nobody should get near the [gas station]. So people are using the cemetery road to go and assess the place. I don’t know what they are looking for? Because there is nothing [here].”

"Unfortunately, those who died have been conveyed to the Police Hospital [morgue]. So if you want come and have a look at dead bodies, there are no dead bodies here. If you are looking for the injured, they are in the hospital.

"So, please use your medium to advise all the people to go home. The police will be here. We also advise motorists that they should not assess the road to La."

READ ALSO: Time to consider the citing of gas stations in Ghana – Nana Addo

Background

Five people have been confirmed dead with several others injured after an explosion that occurred at a gas filling station at Labadi in the Greater Accra region.

 

It is unclear yet what may have caused the explosion but eyewitnesses say that a number of people were present at the filling station at the time of the explosion.

The explosion occurred between the Labadi Cemetery and Trade Fair Centre.

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