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Accident Government launches investigation into gas explosion; promises firm action

The statement noted that a firm action will be taken to forestall similar occurrences in the future after investigation into accident is concluded.

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play President Nana Akufo-Addo

The Akufo-Addo administration has launched an investigation into Saturday's gas explosion at Atomic Junction, a statement from the Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid, has said.

The statement noted that a firm action will be taken to forestall similar occurrences in the future after investigation into accident is concluded.

READ MORE: 7 dead, 132 injured from gas explosion – Government confirms

"An investigation has commenced into the cause of the explosion and shall be followed with firm action to forestall similar future recurrences," the statement said.

The statement, which was released shortly after the Vice President visited some of the victims of the gas explosion at the 37 Military Hospital and Police Hospital, put the death toll at seven.

It also said 132 people were injured but 64 of them have been treated and discharged.

The statement said "Any injured persons who may have been evacuated from the scene on their own should kindly inform the Ghana Police Hospital of their location," the statement said.

READ MORE: Government to bear cost of treatment of gas explosion victims - Veep

It also directed the general public to kindly cooperate with Traffic detours as announced by the police. Residents who need further assistance can reach out to the NADMO Help Station on 0299350000 or 0299350030.

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