About 150 persons were killed after a gas station they ran to for
shelter during heavy downpour went up in flames in Acrra, Ghana on
Wednesday. According to Ghana’s Fire Service spokesperson, Billy
Anagate, the fire started at the Neoplan Bus station at about 5.00pm and
then quickly spread to the Goil gas station, causing an explosion which
killed all the people taking refuge there. Bodies of the victims are
still being evacuated from the scene of the incident.
Flood that resulted from the heavy downpour submerged some buildings
and vehicles causing people to take refuge in the gas station. Most
buildings that had caught fire from the explosion burned away into the
night as ‘floodwater around the site hindered recovery attempts.