Photos/videos: Atomic Junction gas explosion; the morning after

Photos/videos: Atomic Junction gas explosion; the morning after
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline | Abubakar Ibrahim | abubakar.ibrahim@myjoyonline.com
Date: 08-10-2017 Time: 08:10:54:am

Life is returning to normalcy after Saturday night gas explosion at Atomic Junction near Madina in Accra. 

The Police who have been at the site of the explosion, MANSCO Gas Filling Station, have cordoned off the road. Traffic on the main Accra Central and NI Highway to Aburi road has been diverted.

The fire which was reported to have started at about 7 pm on Saturday night also caught an adjacent filling station and setting ablaze many vehicles at a nearby taxi and commercial buses hub. 

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Students from the nearby Presbyterian Boys Senior High School as well as some hostels around the University of Ghana campus were seen in video reports fleeing for their lives. 

Hundreds are walking to the scene of the explosion this morning to see for themselves what the fire which caused thousands to flee their residences left in its wake. 

Reports indicate many casualties but Myjoyonline.com cannot independently verify this yet. Some injured persons were sent to the nearby University of Ghana Hospital at Legon. 

One man was confirmed dead Saturday evening after he was reported to have jumped to his death during the explosion. 

COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare, Director of Operations, Ghana Police Service

Below are some pictures Myjoyonline.com took from the scene of the explosion Sunday morning. 

 

 

 

 

 

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