The driver of the gas tanker that exploded at Atomic junction in Accra a fortnight ago, reportedly died mysteriously just when he had gotten a new tanker to work with.
Yussif Seidu, who escaped unhurt during the explosion, according to the Public Relations Officer of the LPG Marketing Companies Association, Kwame Owiredu, died after becoming unconscious during a meeting with LPG truck drivers.
[contextly_sidebar id=”4U2Mz6ljKy6lEFiOlnkkAJVxehjyelDZ”]“I can confirm to you that Yussif Seidu, the driver who was in charge of the tanker that caught fire at Atomic Junction is no more with us. I can also say that he didn’t die as a result of any injury flowing from the accident that occurred, but he died a natural death.”
“He was with us yesterday [Thursday] at our yard. We actually were chatting with him; we had even gotten him a new tanker. So we were all happy that he’s gotten a new tanker. Whilst we were in a conversation with him, I think he went unconscious.”
Mr. Seidu said they quickly rushed him to the Tema General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
On Saturday, October 7, a gas explosion occurred at Atomic junction which killed seven people and injured 132 others.
The area around the epicenter of the explosion is known to be a hotbed of activity with a commercial bus [trotro] station, taxi rank, other fuel stations and traders located in the immediate vicinity.
Police and fire service investigations are yet to be concluded to ascertain the actual cause of the explosion.
By: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana