Tag Archives: Explosion

Our gas did not cause Atomic Junction explosion – Ghana Gas  

Ben Asante [Ghana Gas CEO]

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Gas Company, Dr. Ben Asante, is refuting allegations that high pressures from gas produced by the company caused the leakage that led to the Atomic Junction gas explosion. Dr. Asante also disputed claims that gas from Ghana Gas is not odorized, hence cannot be detected early when there is a leakage. Speaking to ...

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Thousands evacuated in Ukraine as ammunition depot explodes


Massive explosions and a blaze at a military ammunition depot in central Ukraine have forced authorities to evacuate 24,000 people and close airspace over the region, officials have said. The blasts occurred late on Tuesday local time at a military base near Kalynivka in the Vynnytsya region, 270 kilometres west of Kiev, Ukrainian emergencies service said in a statement. One ...

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Amin orders withdrawal of OMC’s license over Takoradi Gas Explosion

Deputy Energy Minister, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, has charged the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), to withhold the license of the gas distribution company whose “negligence” resulted in the Takoradi Gas explosion which left 152 persons injured on Tuesday May 9. The explosion, according to eyewitnesses, was caused by the leakage of the gas which was being supplied to GHUMCO. A ...

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Takoradi explosion: GHUMCO workers bemoan lax internal safety standards


Some workers of the Ghana Household Utilities Manufacturing Company Limited (GHUMCO), the epicenter of Tuesday’s explosion, have said that they have had to work in the Chinese-operated company without Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). GHUMCo manufactures metallic cooking utensils and household items, and gas is an essential material in their line of work. However, no prescribed PPEs are given to the ...

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WATCH: The moments right before the Takoradi gas explosion

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Update: Over 100 injured in Takoradi gas explosion


More than one hundred people have been rushed to the Takoradi Port Hospital in the Western Region after sustaining injuries from a gas explosion on the Sekondi-Takoradi road. The injured include fire men who were fighting the blaze. Citi News’ Western Regional Correspondent Oberempong Yaw Ampofo, reported that firemen were having a hectic time, putting out the blaze. According to ...

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5 dead in Labadi gas explosion – MP

An explosion that occurred at Labadi in the Greater Accra region has left five people dead and 12 others severely injured. Speaking to Citi News, the Member of Parliament-elect for La Dade Kotopon , Vincent Sowah Odotei said those who have been injured have been sent to the hospital for medical care. “…Unfortunately five people have lost their lives. Others ...

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Bulgarian train explosion kills four


A train carrying liquid petroleum gas has derailed and exploded in Bulgaria, killing at least four people. More than 20 people are being treated in hospital with burns and other injuries after the incident in the village of Hitrino, local media say. The authorities ordered an evacuation as firefighters battled the blaze. At least 20 buildings were damaged in the ...

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