Gas explosion at Bakery in Mankessim

Gas explosion at Bakery in Mankessim
Source: Ghana |
Date: 11-10-2017 Time: 11:10:16:am
File photo: Scene of explosion at the Atomic Junction in Accra

Another gas explosion has occurred at Mankessim in the Central region four days after the devastating explosion at Atomic Junction in Accra which claimed seven lives, Saturday.

However, no casualty was recorded except for the destruction to property worth thousands of Ghana Cedis.

Ato Brown of local radio station, Coastal FM confirmed the incident on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem.

According to him, the gas explosion occurred at a bakery near a Methodist church in the area around 4:am Wednesday.

He indicated that, the owner claimed the tube connected to the cylinder leaked and suddenly caught fire.

According to him, the owner quickly called the Fire Service but the personnel struggled to find an access route to the scene causing the fire to spread to other parts of the house, destroying ovens and other cylinders.

This occurred at a time the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly is embarking on a shutdown of fuel stations in the Municipality, as a proactive measure to prevent any disaster.

The operation, which started on Monday and saw the closure of some six fuel stations, is being replicated in all communities in the Municipality.

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