Heavy Downpour in Ghana Caused Explosion, Killing Scores
A disastrous explosion at a petrol station in Accra, the capital of Ghana has left at least 73 people dead, this is according to the reports by the country’s fire brigade.
Accra was reported to have witnessed heavy rainfall earlier that had left many residents homeless as a result of the resulting flood which even killed two before the fire. Hence, many homeless individuals had sought refuge and shelter at the station due to the torrents.
The petrol station was filled with about a hundred people including children, unknown to them, flood had swept some stored fuel into a nearby naked fire, and this resulted in the explosion and blast that killed 73 victims.
Asides the scores that lost their lives in the furnace, more than a dozen suffered different degrees of burn and were taken to hospital after the blast.
According to Prince Billy Anaglate, the fire brigade’s spokesman, the tragedy was just an unfortunate one that would not have happened if not for the heavy downpour and flood.
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