Explosion at gas station in Ghana leaves six dead

Massive gas explosion at petrol station in Ghana sends residents fleeing

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.

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

Mr Hamid also expressed government's condolences with the bereaved families and wished the injured victims speedy recovery.

Akufo-Addo said he sent Vice-President Mahamadu Bawumia to visit the scene of the tragedy Sunday, adding the government is committed "to ensure such an incident does not occur again".

"Currently an overnight police and emergency service providers have cordon off the entire place and managed to subdue the fire within about the first 3 hours".

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More than 200 police personnel were also deployed to help cordon off the area of the explosion, making it hard to access.

In all, seven persons, as at midday Sunday, had been confirmed dead, with as many as 130 people suffering varying degrees of injuries.

The filling station is also near a transport terminal and close to some hostels for the University of Ghana.

People have been warned by the city authorities to avoid the scene of the explosion as fire fighters and ambulances rushed to the scene to put out the fire.

Abena Awuku, a Ghanaian living in the Netherlands, proposed the measures on the change.org site, saying fuel stations were "all disasters waiting to happen and the time to act is now".

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