At least 78 killed in blast at Ghana gas station: Fire service


ACCRA: An explosion at a gas station in Ghana’s capital killed at least 78 people late on Wednesday, many of whom had sought shelter there from torrential rain, a fire brigade spokesman said.


The blast was caused by a fire that erupted in a nearby lorry terminal at around 10 pm (2200 GMT) then spread to the gas station and other buildings in Accra, Prince Billy Anaglate told JOYFM radio.

Initial signs suggested the fire started by accident, he added.