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Ghana road tanker explosion hospitalises more than 150

15 May 2017

On May 9 a road tanker near the Olam Oil depot in Takoradi, south-western Ghana, caught fire and exploded. More than 150 were injured in the blast and were taken to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital and the Takoradi Government Hospital. Some of the injured are said to have suffered second-degree burns with a few referred to the Cape Coast Hospital.

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Ghanaian President Akufo Addo expressed his condolences after the event, which left the victims with various degrees of burns and injuries. Personnel of the Western Regional Fire Service were also victims of the explosion, according to local news sources.

The country’s Chief Fire Officer told TV3 investigations were underway to find the cause of the explosion.

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