The presidency has confirmed that as a result of the gas explosion that occurred at the Atomic Junction last Saturday, 7th October 2017, 7 people have been confirmed dead, 132 people have suffered various degrees of injuries and are still on admission, and 64 people have been discharged.
The Mansco Gas Filling Sation caught fire last Saturday. According to eyewitnesses and videos that surfaced online, a loud noise was head which was immediately followed by a huge ball of fire shot into the air.
Although Investigations are still underway, witnesses at the Mansco filling station during explosion claim the gas was leaking from a Tanker which had arrived earlier to offload gas into the tanks at the station.
As to how the tanker caught fire and spread it to the entire station is still not known but Joy FM’s Kojo Yankson claim it was started by a Khebab seller behind the filling station.
The Vice president of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia visited the scene first thing on Sunday morning to access the extent of the damage. He was accompanied by Fire authorities and other heads of security institutions to access the damage.
The president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo visited the scene of the gas explosion to access the extent of damages for himself today Monday, October 9th.