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One dead in Dawhenya filling station explosion

The deceased covered with a cloth

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 Source: energynewsafrica.com

One person is reported dead this morning, following a minor explosion at Runel Petro and Gas Filling Station at Dawhenya, in the Prampram District in the Greater Accra Region.

The victim, 47-year-old Anthony Ahiabu, who is a worker at the filling station, met his untimely death at about 6am Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

An eyewitness, who spoke to energynewsafrica.com, said the victim was cooking in a building, which houses the staff, close to the filling station.

He said the station took delivery of gas from a tanker into their storage tank β€œand when the driver finished discharging the fuel, he pulled the pump but unfortunately some amount of gas from the pump traced the fire to the room, thereby, sparking fire.”

According to him, the timely intervention of personnel of the Ghana Fire Service saved the situation from escalating.

Tema Regional Fire Service Operations Officer, DOII William Blankson told energynewsafrica.com that they have commenced investigations into the matter.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Tema general hospital morgue awaiting autopsy.

Source: energynewsafrica.com

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