Gas explosion kills one, five injured in Tamale

One person is reported dead whilst five have been injured as a result of gas explosion at a welding shop in Tamale.

The welding shop is at Lamashegu industrial area near Guinness Ghana Limited depot.

The explosion involved acetylene, a colourless gas widely used as a fuel.

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The remains of the deceased have been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital Morgue whilst the injured are receiving treatment.

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According to an eyewitness, Mary Mensah, the deceased moved from his welding shop to assist his colleagues to fix a problem on someone’s car.

She said in the process of welding, the gas cylinder exploded and damaged properties including Guinness Ghana Limited Toyota Hilux Pickup and a long truck both packed at the -depot.

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This incident follows an explosion at the Takoradi Port Hospital in the Western Region where over 100 sustained injuries from a gas explosion on the Sekondi-Takoradi road. In 2016, there was a gas explosion at the Trade Fair in Labadi in the Greater Accra Region.

 

By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana