A gas explosion in the Volta Regional capital Ho, at the Mighty Gas filling station has injured 14 persons.
The incident is said to have occurred in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday November, 11, 2020 at about 5:10am.
According to sources, the Ghana Fire Service were swift in responding to the accident, therefore the situation has been well managed.
Injured persons including staff of the filling station, drivers, customers who were there to fill their gas, and others, were quickly rushed to the Ho Teaching Hospital and are currently receiving treatment.
The cause of the accident is not yet clear, investigations are ongoing according to authorities.
Management of Mighty Gas Company Limited have released a statement confirming the incidence at “LPG filling point at the Mighty Gas station in Ho.”
Excerpts from the statement:
“The cause of the explosion which injured a few persons, both staff and customers is unknown.”
“the fire which was restricted to the gas filling point alone due to the safety system put in place by the company was quickly curtailed by the fire service.
“The few casualties are currently receiving treatment at the Ho Teaching Hospital and no deaths recorded.”
“the cause of the accident is currently unknown and still under investigation by the Ghana Fire Service” and the company is “cooperating with the fire service and other regulatory bodies to ensure a thorough investigation.”
“sincerest sympathies to all injured and the general public” and wished the injured “a speedy recovery.”
Due to the accident, the Gas station has temporarily been closed for assessment repairs and improvement
“To ensure continuous safety of both staff and customers, the Gas station is closed temporarily to allow for thorough assessment, repairs and improvements.”
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