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Atomic Junction Gas explosion: 3 dead, 45 injured; 20 cars burnt

October 8, 2017 6:32 AM
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At least three people have been confirmed dead with over 40 people injured in the Madina Atomic junction gas explosion Saturday night.

Four people are in critical conditions and have been placed at the Intensive Care Unit at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, the acting head of Administration Major RO Mintah disclosed to Starr News.

He said among the three deaths, one died on admission while the other two were brought in dead.

Two filling stations at Atomic junction were engulfed in flames after a gas station around the area exploded.

Eleven other victims are currently on admission at the Legon Hospital bringing the number to 45 the number of injured persons recorded at the 37 Military and Legon Hospitals. Others are also receiving treatment at the Ridge Hospital.

Major Mintah said the deaths occurred as a result of panic reaction since the 37 Military Hospital is yet to record any death from burns.

The interior minister and other emergency service workers, as well as government officials, arrived at the scene to monitor and assess the situation.

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) will be holding a press conference at the scene Sunday morning.

The incident triggered fear among students of Presec who were trying to avoid the scene. The students were evacuated to a safe place at the UPS campus but have since returned to campus.


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