GOIL Loses 8 Workers

Management of GOIL filling station has said it lost eight employees in Wednesday’s explosion that resulted in an inferno at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.

The company has also expressed its commitment to partner other stakeholders to investigate the incident.

‘We are fully committed to partnering all stakeholders in all investigations surrounding this disaster,’ GOIL noted in a statement. Scores of Ghanaians died while seeking shelter at the filling station during the heavy downpour on Wednesday evening.

About 150 people have so far been confirmed to have died in the incident. President John Mahama has declared three days of national mourning for the victims.

GOIL, in a statement, indicated that the Board, Management and Staff ‘remain totally shocked and share in the pain of all families and friends who lost their lives.’ It said the fateful day ‘goes down as a dark day in the annals of GOIL and Ghana.’ Meanwhile, prominent political figures have called on government and other agencies to fix the perennial floods.

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