Following the gas explosion at the Atomic junction on Saturday, Citi News visited the Legon Hospital to interact with survivors who have been admitted there after sustaining varying degrees of injury.
Many of them were in bandages, whiles others had slings around their broken arm with expressions of discomfort written all over their faces.
[contextly_sidebar id=”FEjZQBDu57obk3HmZlUd6OTnSSB8QNv0″]In an interaction with them, some of the victims, they recounted their ordeal.
Miriam, a National Service Personnel, was having a nice time in the company of her friends when the first explosion occurred.
“My whole body is paining me, and I’m in a trauma from thinking that the fire would have burnt me to ashes. I was at Baritas Restaurant with a couple of my friends and we were eight in number. The first explosion happened but without fire; it just came with some smoke,” she said.
“We were told to come out so we were running helter-skelter. I couldn’t run far before the (explosion) with the fire, so I thought I was almost gone, but God being so good, I was able to run to safely. I fell while I was running and bruised my knee. I came for dressing today [Monday], and I was crying in the process.”
Stanley, another victim with his left hand bandaged and in a sling said “ On Saturday, I went for a wedding at Kasoa so while returning we got to the traffic light at PRESEC and we heard people shouting, run! run! run!. We didn’t know what was happening and before we realized there was an explosion. Some of us had to run while trying to get out of the car, and landed on our hand and feet. It was very embarrassing.”
The government is footing the bills for all the injured persons.
Listen as Citi News’ Michael Ogbodu speaks to a few of the survivors
By: Michael Ogbodu/citifmonline.com/Ghana