Three persons are reported dead with five others in critical condition following a premix fuel explosion at Elmina in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem in the Central region.

The incident, according to reports, occurred Friday when a stored premix fuel in a house caught fire and exploded.

Elmina premix explosion

Some residents in the area claim a fisherman called Kwaw Tawiah allegedly set fire on a coal pot near the premix fuel resulting in the explosion.

Elmina premix explosion

Elmina premix explosion

The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the University of Cape Coast hospital morgue while the five injured are receiving treatment at the same hospital.

Elmina premix explosion