The explosion is reported to have taken place near the Atuabo Gas Processing plant after a gas tanker experienced a leakage.

A gas explosion at Baku in the Western Region has led to two deaths with others also in critical condition.

The explosion is reported to have taken place near the Atuabo Gas Processing plant after a gas tanker experienced a leakage.The said tanker was reportedly en-route to the Atuabo Gas processing plant site from Takoradi when the driver noticed the fault.

 

In an attempt to fix the gas leak, the driver drove to a nearby welding shop for it to be checked.

However, the gas exploded, killing two persons with two others sustaining serious injuries in the process.

Ellembelle District Police Commander, Superintendent Thomas Bayor told Accra-based Citi FM that the explosion killed a welding apprentice who was attempting to fix the leakage.

Scene from a similar gas explosion in 2017 at Atomic Junction, Madina

 

He further stated that the driver’s conductor, who was among the injured, later died from his injuries at the Ekwe Mission Hospital.

The surviving victims are also currently receiving treatment at the Hospital.

Supt. Bayor added: “There was some type of leakage so the driver invited a welder who came to weld and because of the lighting of the flame, the tanker exploded and there were four people around so three were injured and one died on the spot”.

The victims have been identified as Samuel Kenyah, the welder apprentice, and Amos Tetteh, the driver’s mate, whiles those injured were identified as Michael Boavo, 26, and Jackson Bosompem, 23.

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