Trade Fair Gas Explosion What we know so far

“We have identified 42 persons who have sustained various degrees of injury and are receiving treatment at the hospitals", ASP Afia Tenge told the media.

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Police give an update on La Gas explosion

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Accra has been hit by yet another major fire. There was an explosion at a gas station near the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre on Thursday December 22, 2016.

ASP Afia Tenge, Greater Accra Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Police Service, has given an update on Thursday's gas explosion.

 

“We have identified 42 persons who have sustained various degrees of injury and are receiving treatment at the hospitals.

"We have 27 at the 37 Military Hospital, three at the police hospital, six at the La Polyclinic and six at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Five have also passed on and have been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue,” she said.

READ MORE: Stay away from area around La gas station – Police advise public

According to ASP Tenge, the police cannot confirm if there are more bodies inside the station.

Afia Tenge also advised the general public to stay away from the epicentre of the gas station.

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

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.

In June 2015, a fire at a petrol station at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchanged claimed the lives of 150 people.

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