Gas explosion at Ghana leaves at least seven people dead

Huge explosions have rocked a fuel depot in Ghana’s capital Accra, leaving at least seven people dead.

The blasts sent a giant fireball into the sky and forced residents to flee the Atomic Junction area, in the north-east of the city, officials say. The incident happened at about 19:30 GMT on Saturday, reportedly as a tanker delivering natural gas caught fire.

Seven people were confirmed killed in the incident in the suburb of Legon, and more than 100 others were injured. The first blast reportedly triggered a second explosion and a fire at a petrol station nearby. Many of those evacuated were students at the University of Ghana, which is cited in the area.

President Nana Akufo-Addo tweeted that he was devastated by the new

“Government is resolved, now more than ever, to ensure such an incident does not occur again,” he added in a later tweet. In June 2015, about 150 died in a fire at a petrol station in the city.

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I am a trained Television producer, with Bachelor Degree in Broadcast Production(Television) University of Nairobi and also Diploma in Mass communication from the Multimedia University specialized in (Radio Production) I have had experience from different media houses from Print Media, Radio and Television. I worked with Kenya News Agency as a features writer and a court reporter, also worked with Pamoja FM as a reporter. later joined Association of Media Women in Kenya(AMWIK)where I acquired skills in research, content development, writing articles on gender basically women empowerment and doing radio programs. I then proceeded to British Broadcasting Cooperation where I did news reporting, Script writing and also Feature Stories. I later joined KTN NEWS as a producer of different programs. I am passionate in journalism as a career and hope to move the media to a higher notch than the ordinary media today. I like acting, travelling and writing

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