3 dead from gas explosion in Kumasi

Property including shops and at least 31 vehicles have been destroyed by the fire.

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Three people are reported dead and scores injured in a gas explosion at Krofrom in the Ashanti Region.

The explosion, according to eye witnesses, occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.

Daily Graphic's Serwaa Opoku reports that the explosion happened at the Prime Gas station located near a car washing bay, on the road from the main Krofrom traffic light, through the popular Columbia area towards Tafo Nhyiaeso.

The Ashanti Regional National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) Coordinator, Kwabena Senkyire who was at the scene of the incident urged government to enforce the relocation of such gas stations and further educate the public on the cylinder recirculation system to help minimise such fire outbreaks.

An eyewitness said the fire did not start from the gas station but from a mechanic fitting shop around the area and spread to the station.

Personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and the police responded swiftly to quench the fire and protect life and property.

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