Not less than 70 people have died
in Accra, the Ghanaian capital following an explosion at a petrol station where
many sought shelter, due to prevailing torrential rain. According to fire brigade
spokesman, Prince Billy Anaglate, about a dozen people were taken to the
hospital after the blast.
Al Jazeera correspondent, Boateng also said that, “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,” he said, stating reasons why many where trapped in the fire. More photos after the cut.