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Death toll rises to 7 in gas station explosions in Ghana

Monday - 09/10/2017 06:54
Blazing mushroom cloud seen after explosion that sent 68 to hospital
Image made from video shows a firemen at the site of a tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in Accra, Ghana. At least seven were killed. (The Associated Press)
Image made from video shows a firemen at the site of a tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in Accra, Ghana. At least seven were killed. (The Associated Press)

At least seven people have died and dozens were injured after an explosion at a gas station in a suburb of Ghana's capital of Accra.

Ghana's Information Ministry said Sunday that 68 people were hospitalized following the accident and dozens of others were treated and released.

Dramatic video of the explosion late Saturday posted on social media showed a blazing mushroom cloud.

Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia visited the site early Sunday where he said that gas explosions have "become one too many."

He cited eight explosions over the past three years in the West African country.

A June 2015 explosion killed more than 150 people as many were seeking shelter from a storm at the gas station when that tragedy occurred.

 
The Canadian Press

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 Key: Ghana

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