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Gas explosions: Stakeholders choose safety measures over siting of stations

In the aftermath of the Atomic Junction explosion, some officials appear hesitant to outrightly condemn the apparently haphazard siting of gas and petrol stations. The massive explosion at a gas station near Atomic Junction, which has so far claimed seven lives, sparked protests and rekindled the fears of residents regarding the siting of fuel stations in densely populated residential and commercial areas. ...

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Ritz junction residents demonstrate against gas filling station[Video]

Residents of Ritz junction in Accra on Sunday staged a demonstration  to demand the removal of a Gas Station located in the area. This comes on the back of a gas explosion at Atomic junction on Saturday, that claimed seven lives and left several others injured. The demonstration began at about 6:00am with over a hundred demonstrators. The demonstrators gathered ...

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NDC consoles Atomic Gas explosion victims

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has extended condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the horrific gas explosion at the Atomic Junction in Accra. While praying for them, the NDC also consoled those who suffered varied degrees of injury. The NDC in a statement signed by its Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho, said “We pray that the Lord ...

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Asuom SHS students stranded after fire razed their dormitory

Over 50 students of Asuom Senior High School in the Kwaebibirim District of the Eastern Region, have temporarily been displaced after losing their belongings to fire which gutted the schools boys’ dormitory on Sunday morning. A Teacher of the school, who is also the Assembly Member of the Adansi Electoral area in Asuom, Abrefa Busia, told Citi News that no casualties were ...

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Gas Explosion: We’ll take tough decisions at cabinet – Nana Addo

Government is expected to hold a crunch cabinet meeting over Saturday’s gas explosion that occurred at Atomic Junction in Accra. Some seven people have so far lost their lives, with 132 others sustaining varied degrees of injury. Speaking during his tour in the Northern Region on Sunday, Nana Akufo-Addo said one of the main agenda for the meeting is to decide on the ...

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We need helicopters for better fire fighting and rescue – Anaglatey

The Fire Service’s Deputy Director of Public Relations, Billy Anaglatey, has noted his outfit’s need for helicopters to fight fires, following the massive gas explosion at Atomic Junction. Speaking to Citi News, Mr. Anaglatey said the Ghana fire service was now at a stage where it needs to upgrade its methods. “We keep saying that now that we have developed ...

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Atomic gas explosion death toll now 7 – Information Ministry

Seven people have been confirmed dead in the aftermath of the gas explosion at the Atomic Junction in Accra on Saturday. A statement from the Information Ministry, released on Sunday, added that 132 others were injured as a result of the incident, while about half of that number have already been discharged. “As at 11: 30 Sunday morning, at least seven persons ...

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Gas explosions: We won’t tolerate resistance to reforms – Bawumia

Following yet another major gas explosion, the government has indicated that it will it put its foot down and turn a deaf ear to arguments against proposed reforms particularly in the sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, speaking at the scene of the Saturday night explosion at Atomic Junction in Accra, said a policy is in ...

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Gov’t employs over 200 additional nurses   

Government has secured clearance for the recruitment of over 200 nurses and health professionals, according to the Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu. This adds up to the over 16,000 nurses already admitted into the health sector. “So far this year, we have employed just about sixteen thousand of these nurses who were sitting home. In the course of this ...

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Gas explosion: US mourns with Ghana

The US Embassy in Ghana has expressed their condolence to Ghana following Saturday’s gas explosion that occurred at the Atomic Junction in Accra. So far, six people have been confirmed dead with nearly 40 others sustaining varying degrees of injury. The Embassy took to Twitter to express its condolence, saying, “We extend our deepest condolences following last night’s explosion and wish peace, ...

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