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Two killed in tanker explosion, 2 others injured

A tanker explosion that was caused by repair works has killed two persons and injured two others at Baku near Atuabo in the Western Region.

Driver of the truck, 47-year-old Eklu Agbormegah from Ashaiman told Police he took the tanker with the number registration GN 6228-14, to a mechanic shop for a faulty part to be welded.

According the driver who reported himself to the Police, in the course of the welding, the tanker exploded and instantly killed a 16-year-old apprentice, Samuel Kenyah. The incident happened on Saturday February 3, 2018.

The driver’s mate, 36-year-old Amos Tetteh who was injured together with Michael Boavo, 26 years and Jackson Bosompem, 23, both welders, died at a hospital on Sunday afternoon.

The bodies have been deposited at the Axim hospital mortuary for autopsy, while the injured, who are on admission at Eikwei Hospital, are responding to treatment.

Police told Takoradi-based Connect FM that the tanker driver is currently in custody assisting in investigations while the exploded tanker has been impounded.


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