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Entertainment of Sunday, 8 October 2017


Atomic junction gas explosion: Ghanaian celebrities demand action from government

In the aftermath of the horrific gas explosion that occurred on Saturday evening at the Atomic Junction gas station in Accra, government has been called on to resolve the worrying rise in such stations close to each other.

Around 7pm on Saturday, the Mansco Gas station on the Atomic-Haasto road erupted in a terrifying explosion, affecting the Total filling station next to it and the surrounding commercial transport stops.

So far, about 6 people have been confirmed dead, while over 45 others are currently receiving treatment at the Legon and 37 Military hospitals. With this being the eighth gas explosion in three years, many citizens are demanding fewer comfort words from the government and more active measures.

Ghanaian celebrities have taken to their social media pages to express sadness at the incident and have called for action on the part of government, as well as all citizens. Lawyer and media personality, Sandra Ankobiah demanded that these incidents should no more be tagged accidents, as the frequency at which they occur should declassify them as 'accidents.'

TV and Radio host Amanda Jissih called on everyone to offer assistance in tracking missing friends and relatives of people, that might have been at the scene of the explosion.

Actor Van Vicker also spoke out on the issue, calling for all citizens to rethink the ideas that shape the nation.

wow! this can't continue!#NoNoNo. My heart goes out to all those affected by this catastrophe. I'm also traumatized as I drove through atomic barely 15minutes before the explosion and wasn't too far from the scene. There was so much chaos and pandemonium as everyone panicked and in trying to leave the area caused more road accidents.Thank God my friends and I managed to escape unharmed. Its a sad situation. Innocent lives lost and many injured,properties damaged,livelihoods destroyed Whatever the cause is(most likely a case of negligence)should have been avoided.There are enough natural disasters threatening our lives!Lets prevent what is humanly avoidable. #PrayForMadina #PrayForGhana #PrayForTheWorld #LivesMatter #GasExplosions

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