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General News of Friday, 23 December 2016

Source: GhanaWeb

Akufo-Addo laments loss of lives in Trade Fair gas explosion

President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has lamented over the devastating effects of the gas explosion that rocked Labadi in the Greater Accra region on Thursday evening which left five people dead and 12 others severely injured.

Authorities say the death toll from the explosion could go up as several homes nearby were also destroyed.

Shortly after the explosion, Nana Akufo-Addo took to Facebook to express his condolences to the families of the bereaved, and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

He said the latest explosion has brought to the fore the need to relook at where gas filling stations should sited, as well as ensure the enforcement and adherence to safety regulations.

“It is about time we take a second look at the citing of gas stations in our country, and ensure the strict enforcement of, and adherence to safety regulations, so as to forestall the occurrence of any more of such avoidable incidents,” he stated.

Below is Akufo-Addo’s post on Facebook