President Akufo Addo has expressed his condolence to the families and victims of Tuesday’s gas explosion which left almost 200 people with various degrees of burns and injuries.
The unfortunate incident occurred when a tanker near the Olam Oil deport caught fire and exploded injuring the station attendants and several other persons who were within 10 a meter radius of the station.
In a tweet on Wednesday morning, President Akufo-Addo said “Very sad and sorry to hear about the gas explosion in Takoradi y’day. I extend my deepest condolences to the injured and families affected.”
Very sad and sorry to hear about the gas explosion in Takoradi y’day. I extend my deepest condolences to the injured and families affected.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) May 10, 2017
The injured were rushed to the Affia Nkwanta Hopsital where most of them were treated and some have been discharged.
Personnel of the Western regional Fire Service were also part of the victims of the explosion. Chief Fire Officer told TV3 investigations are underway to find the cause of the explosion.
No casualty was recorded