Time to consider the citing of gas stations in Ghana – Nana Addo

President-elect has indicated that the regulations on the citing of gas and fuel stations must deliberated on again to prevent high number of deaths during explosions.

His comment comes after an explosion that occurred at a gas filling station at La in the Greater Accra region claiming five lives and leaving several others injured.

In a Facebook post sympathising with the victims and their families Nana Addo said there must be strict enforcement of such laws to prevent future occurrences.

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“I have learnt with sadness of the news of a gas explosion near the Trade Fair Centre, resulting in the loss of 6 lives, and injuries to many others. My deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery.”
“It is about time we take a second look at the citing of gas stations in our country, and ensure the strict enforcement of, and adherence to safety regulations, so as to forestall the occurrence of any more of such avoidable incidents.”

It is unclear yet what may have caused the explosion but eyewitnesses say that a number of people were present at the filling station at the time of the explosion.
The Member of Parliament-elect for La Dade Kotopon , Vincent Sowah Odotei said the injured have been sent to the hospital for medical care.

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