One more dead as krofrom gas explosion death toll rises to 2

General News of Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Source: Starrfmonline.com

2018-11-21

Eleven others are still being treated of serious injuries

One more person has died in the gas explosion at Krofrom in Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

The second victim of the explosion died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Wednesday morning.

Eleven others are still being treated of serious injuries following the Tuesday morning explosion.

Meanwhile, officials of the National Petroleum Authority and Environmental Protection agency have arrived at the scene of explosion as investigations continue into the accident.

The gas station is situated in a residential area surrounded by schools, churches and a car washing bay.

Residents in the area are calling for the immediate relocation of the gas station.

Some residents who had gone to pick up their wards at a school located right next to the gas station asked government to intervene.

Mayor of Kumasi Osei Assibey who visited the scene of the accident said the unfortunate incident re-emphasizes the need for the implementation of the Cylinder recirculation module

Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional NADMO coordinator Kwabena Nsenkyire is blaming the KMA, EPA and the NPA for failing to implement crucial laws governing operations of gas outlets in the country.

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