Ghana gas station explosions rock capital Accra

Accra explosion

That explosion killed at least six fire service personnel at the scene, and injured at least another 80 people, according to Ghana's state news agency.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the Government will soon come out with a clear policy to prevent disasters such as the one that happened at the Atomic Junction in Accra on Saturday evening.

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Deputy Ministers of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and Perry Okudzeto, and some other high ranking government officials and the Inspector General of Police also took part in the visit.

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The explosion was reportedly caused by an open fire used to grill meat near the gas station.

"It is early days yet to give any figures" on the number injured or dead, he said, adding there were casualties.

On Sunday morning, burned steel frames showed where the station was razed by the explosions.

At least six fire trucks and several ambulances responded to the blast.

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"There was some panic and we all just moved away from the scene", George Agbey, who was near the explosion, told The Associated Press.

An explosion at a petrol station in Accra in 2015 killed around 100 people who had sought shelter from flooding nearby.

Many of those evacuated were students at the University of Ghana, which is sited in the area.

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