Gas explosion at Atomic Junction, four cars burnt -2017

A gas explosion at Atomic Junction in Accra has left four cars burnt and persons injured. The fire of the gas explosion is far-spreading and commuters using Shiashie and Tetteh Quarshie road are cautioned to avoid this parts of the city Atleast one person is known to have sustained life threatening burns all over his body. Ambulances have been called to the scene to evacuate the injured. The inferno could be seen rising into the night sky from miles away and people report of a tremor as the explosion took place. A gas station at Atomic Junction in Madina exploded on Saturday, 7th October. The explosion occurred 7:30PM in the evening and first hand reports are outlining severe damages. Currently, the cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained but sources say tell Pulse.com.gh the explosion occurred from a gas container at the filling station setting the entire fuel station ablaze. According to eyewitness reports, a huge ball of flame went up immediately after they heard a loud sound of explosion in the area. Several properties are reportedly up in flames with many fearing the explosion could be fatal.learnt that the ensuing fire has spread from the Atomic Junction to the frontgate of the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School. The gas station, located close to the GOIL fuel station at Atomic Junction, exploded before the fuel station later caught up in flames. Unconfirmed reports have stated that about 4 cars have currently been burnt to the ground. Pulse.com.gh has come across a video which showed some residents of Madina reportedly "running" away from the city in the wake of the explosion and fire outbreak.   The Legon - Madina stretch has been closed and traffic redirected. Eyewitness reports state that the flames can be seen from East Legon.
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A gas explosion at Atomic Junction in Accra has left four cars burnt and persons injured. The fire of the gas explosion is far-spreading and commuters using Shiashie and Tetteh Quarshie road are cautioned to avoid this parts of the city Atleast one person is known to have sustained life threatening burns all over his body. Ambulances have been called to the scene to evacuate the injured. The inferno could be seen rising into the night sky from miles away and people report of a tremor as the explosion took place. A gas station at Atomic Junction in Madina exploded on Saturday, 7th October. The explosion occurred 7:30PM in the evening and first hand reports are outlining severe damages. Currently, the cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained but sources say tell Pulse.com.gh the explosion occurred from a gas container at the filling station setting the entire fuel station ablaze. According to eyewitness reports, a huge ball of flame went up immediately after they heard a loud sound of explosion in the area. Several properties are reportedly up in flames with many fearing the explosion could be fatal.learnt that the ensuing fire has spread from the Atomic Junction to the frontgate of the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School. The gas station, located close to the GOIL fuel station at Atomic Junction, exploded before the fuel station later caught up in flames. Unconfirmed reports have stated that about 4 cars have currently been burnt to the ground. Pulse.com.gh has come across a video which showed some residents of Madina reportedly "running" away from the city in the wake of the explosion and fire outbreak.   The Legon - Madina stretch has been closed and traffic redirected. Eyewitness reports state that the flames can be seen from East Legon.
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09 October 2017
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