A natural gas station in Ghana’s capital, Accra, has exploded, killing at least 7 people, a government official said.
The blasts on Saturday evening sent a giant fireball into the sky above the eastern part of Accra, causing frightened residents to flee their homes in large numbers.
There are quite a number also injured but blaze was largely under control and that about 200 police officers had been sent to the scene.
The explosion at about 7.30pm local time (1930 GMT) began at a state-owned GOIL liquefied natural gas station and spread to a Total petrol station across the street at the Atomic Junction, a witness said.
At least six fire engines and several ambulances responded to the blast.