Wednesday, May 17, 2017

One Person Dead; 5 Injured In Tamale Gas Explosion

11:04:00 PM

One person died on the spot while five others sustained injuries at the Industrial Area in Tamale on Wednesday when a gas cylinder being used by a wielder in the area exploded and caught fire.

He was confirmed dead on arrival at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) and his identity is yet to be established.

The injured are also on admission at the same hospital.

This was confirmed by officials at the accident and emergency centre of the TTH.

While personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service told Graphic Online that they found one injured person who lost parts of his body and limbs at the scene and they took that person to the hospital, the hospital authorities said six persons were brought in made up of the deceased and five injured persons.

It took the timely intervention of personnel from the Northern Regional Command of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to prevent what could have been another fire disaster at the Tamale Industrial Area on Wednesday.

The fire personnel who came got to the scene timeously were able to contain the fire and prevented it from spreading.

The Northern Regional Public Relations officer of the GNFS, Mr. Nicholas Okoo-Aikins said the wielder was using the gas cylinder for his work when it exploded and scattered everything around.

He said the heavy blast also threw away the wielder who lost some of his fingers but did not die and was responding to treatment.

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