7 People Dead After Massive Gas Explosion in Ghana's Capital

A major gas explosion claimed the lives of at least seven people in Accra Ghana on Saturday.

A major gas explosion claimed the lives of at least seven people in Accra Ghana on Saturday.

The incident occurred after a tanker delivering natural gas caught on fire, sending a massive ball of fire into the air, reports BBC Africa.

Over 100 people in the suburb of Legon also sustained injuries as a result of the explosion. The blast caused a second explosion, which led to a fire at a nearby gas station.

Residents of the Atomic Junction area—including many students from the University of Ghana—were forced to evacuate as a result.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, sent his condolences via Twitter on Sunday, and assured citizens that the government is taking measures to " to ensure such an incident does not occur again," stating that he had sent Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia to the scene.

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