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Jun 4, 2015 | Headlines

Accra floods: More than 100 feared dead after explosion

By Daily Guide
Accra floods: More than 100 feared dead after explosion

More than a hundred Ghanaians have died in an explosion at a fuel station near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station when the explosion occurred.

The 37-Military Hospital says it can no longer take any more bodies.

President John Mahama is currently at the burnt Goil filling station, together with the Mayor of Accra and the Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle, Nii Armah Ashittey assessing the situation.

President Mahama and Mayor of Accra, Oko Vanderpuji at the scene

Many parts of the capital, Accra, have been completely submerged after hours of torrential rains, Wednesday left many roads impassable and residents homeless.

The rain began around 5:30pm and stopped at approximately 9:30 but left in its wake a disaster of unimaginable proportions.

Many houses have been Inundated by the water with residents climbing on roof tops in a desperate attempt to save their lives.

Their properties have been washed away by the flood waters.

Residents at Malam, Kaneshi, Spintex, Alajo Shiashi, La Alajo are mourning the great loss that came with floods.

The Multimedia offices are bleeding with calls from desperate residents seeking assistance from the National Disaster Management Organisation NADMO.

Major roads across the capital have been left unmotorable. Teshie Nugua, Kaneshie, the N1 have been affected.

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scene from the station after the explosionscene from the station after the explosion


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