Explosion at Takoradi leaves several injured (video & photos)

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By Lorlornyofm May 10, 2017 04:54

Explosion at Takoradi leaves several injured (video & photos)

A total of about 60 people are said to have been injured after a gas explosion at a company in Sekondi-Takoradi Tuesday morning.

Ghumco, a utensils manufacturing company was said to be receiving liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from a tanker when the explosion occurred.

The tanker split into two, flipped over and landed in a wetland close by.According to Graphic Online’s Takoradi reporters, Akwasi Ampratwum Mensah and Koblah Dotsey Aklorbortu, fire from the explosion destroyed items at the Chinese-owned Ghumco Company and extended to the nearby OLAM Ghana warehouse, completely destroying everything on site including; rice, oil and flour.

The first five firemen early responders were caught up in the blaze and have been sent to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital for treatment.

A number of other people said to have sustained burns have also been sent to the same hospital.

Below is a video of the moment the explosion happened

The Effia Nkwanta Hospital has been inundated with injured person.

Vehicular traffic on the main Sekondi-Takoradi highway has been diverted to the Effiakuma and Effia road.

Firemen are still on the ground battling the blaze.

PICTURES BY AKWASI AMPRATWUM MENSAH AND KOBLA DOTSEY AKLORBORTU

Source:Graphic.com.gh

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