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Nana Addo consoles victims of Trade Fair gas explosion

The President-elect of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed deepest condolence to the families of the victims of the Trade Fair gas explosion.

A gas station near the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre in Accra exploded Thursday evening burning five people to death.

According to City authorities,  the death toll could go up as several homes nearby were also destroyed.

In a Facebook comment minutes after the incident, Nana Addo wrote: “I have learnt with sadness of the news of a gas explosion near the Trade Fair Centre, resulting in the loss of 6 lives, and injuries to many others.

“My deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery.

“It is about time we take a second look at the citing of gas stations in our country, and ensure the strict enforcement of, and adherence to safety regulations, so as to forestall the occurrence of any more of such avoidable incidents”.

 

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