6 reported dead in Bole gas explosion
Four people are reported dead following a gas explosion in Tinga in the Bole district. This brings to six the number of persons who are feared dead as a result of the incident.
Trailer of a fuel tanker is said to have caused the explosion. DCE for the area James Jaaga tells Joy News the police is yet to launch investigations to determine the cause and circumstances surrounding the explosion.
But the Ghana National Fire Service has been at the scene to ensure safety.
"We have been trying to talk to the Fire Service but they are saying they have to do some investigations before they can come out with what triggered the explosion. Also, the police commander says already they have been able to control the situation at the blast area," Mr Jaaga said.
The driver of the tanker and his mate as well as two girls who were selling nearby during the explosion are reported to have lost their lives. Two males walking by the roadside who were also affected are said to have died.
"At the moment there is no casualty or injury reported that we know about," the DCE said.
He added that the Fire Service are at hand to allay the fires of the resident that there is no danger and the fire is over but "so many people are traumatised as they have not experienced anything like that."