A gas tanker unloading the substance near a Total filling station in Sekondi Takoradi this morning exploded, injuring over 100 people, reports indicate.
The incident occurred Thursday morning and caused a blazing inferno which Fire officials struggled to control and which caused more injuries as it raged on.
An eyewitness narrated what happened to Citifmonline.
“[The incident occurred] at about 7: 10 this morning, when a gas tanker was discharging gas close to the Total filling station on the main Takoradi Highway.” he told the site.
“In the process, an anomaly was discovered so fire service officials were called to rescue the situation. While they were working to address the situation, the very tanker that was receiving the gas exploded, injuring all the five servicemen who were there, so people were alarmed and they were running away. While they were running away, the other tanker that was also discharging the gas exploded and that was the cause of the whole trouble,”
The injured have been carted to the Takoradi port hospital where they are receiving treatment.