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Explosion at Petrol Station in Ghana Leaves Scores Dead



Fuel Station

An explosion at a petrol station in Accra, Ghana, has left at least 7o people dead and about a dozen people injured.

According to Al Jazeera, most of the victims had sought shelter at the station due to heavy rain.

Sources say the blast was an accident which was probably linked to the torrential rain.

“This is a very busy area of Accra. Lots of people. Lots of car traffic. And because of the heavy rains people gathered at this gas station to seek shelter and this explosion happened,” Al Jazeera correspondent, Boateng said.

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  1. NII

    June 4, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Remember Ghana in your prayers o. its been raining since 2am on Tuesday. so many floods and disasters.

  2. NIRA

    June 4, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I like the way BN covers all these graphic and devastating stories; giving us the information without the over-sensationalism we see in other blogs. That’s tasteful journalism. This is such a disaster!!

    • Bleed Blue

      June 4, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Seconded. I used to check the other popular blog but seeing as my heart cannot cope with horrid images, I learned to maintain my lane with BN.

      This right here is so sad. I vacationed in Accra last Christmas and fell in love with Ghana and Ghanians. Nobody deserves to die like this.

      May the dead rest in peace and may the families find strength to cope. 🙁

    • Nneka

      June 4, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      BN sometimes does not tell the whole story, they will pick what they want us to read out of a story. Trying to sell a certain idea or create a certain impression.

  3. wagamama

    June 4, 2015 at 11:15 am

    RIP to the dead. ****Sad much****

    Why have there been so many large scale disasters this year? I just don’t gerrit men!

  4. EsiGhana

    June 4, 2015 at 11:25 am

    This is true and just this morning over 25 bodies were discovered at the house just behind the petrol station. The number is way beyond 100 now. #sayaprayerforGhana #accrafloods #blackthursdayinGhana

  5. Audrey

    June 4, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Death toll has risen to 97. Pray for Ghana,thunderstorm headed from Benin to Accra for the next 3 or 4 days.

  6. Nuna

    June 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    OMG I just shed a tear. This is so sad. RIP to the dead.

  7. last born

    June 4, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    What a painful end, it happened in Onitsha, later in Lagos, now in Ghana, oh God have mercy upon your people.

  8. khamila

    June 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to the people of Ghana.This is so sad.May God help us all.

  9. Bennie Egbedinni

    June 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    May their souls rest in peace amen.

  10. AJ

    June 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    death toll is 174 now schools have been told to close down and all God help us and keep us safe

  11. Author Unknown

    June 4, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    My heart goes out to Ghana, our sister nation.

  12. Ebony

    June 4, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Have mercy on us Lord! This could have been anyone
    May the departed RIP. Too sad
    Seeking refuge from the rain only to be killed in the process. Sigh. Plus those buying

  13. Ba

    June 5, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Rest in peace

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