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General News of Wednesday, 8 November 2017


Fire service will not release findings of Atomic gas explosion investigations – Anaglatey

The Ghana National Fire Service says it has concluded investigations into the cause of the Atomic junction gas explosion but the report cannot be made public yet.

Public Relations Officer, Prince Billy Anaglatey in a radio interview said he is not in a position to make the findings public and no amount of pressure can compel him to do so.

This is in sharp contrast to assurances by his outfit that the public will be duly informed about the progress of investigations and be furnished with the results when it is done.

Speculations have been rife about the possible source of the fire which ignited gas that escaped from the filling station. An earlier assertion by some journalists that fire from a kebab seller nearby ignited the gas was discounted.

Mr Anaglatey says the report has been forwarded to the Ministry of the Interior and it will be up to the sector Minister to determine whether it would be made public or not.

The Atomic Junction gas explosion killed seven people and injured over 200 people in October.