Gas Explosion Injures 14 In Ho

Gas Explosion Injures 14 In Ho

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At least 14 persons have been injured in a gas explosion at Ho, the Volta Regional capital.

The incident, according to Starr FM happened at the Mighty Gas filling station in the metropolis.

The injured persons have been rushed to the Ho Teaching Hospital and are currently receiving treatment.

According to eyewitnesses, the swift response by personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service helped in bringing the situation under control.

Some of the injured persons include station attendants and some drivers who were at the gas station to fill their cylinders.

It is not yet known what caused the explosion as investigations are yet to commence into the incident.

Previous incidents

This is not the first time a gas explosion has caused injuries to persons this year.

In 2020 alone, there have been a number of gas explosions that have either wiped out an entire family or left big scars on the bodies of victims.

In January 2020, a policewoman and her three children died after a gas cylinder in their home exploded.

According to reports, the 45-year-old deceased policewoman was about to prepare her family’s meal for the day when the gas she was using for the process exploded to swallow her and her three children – 9, 11, and 22 years olds.

Kate Abban was a Police Inspector who had just been promoted to the rank of a Chief Inspector and was stationed at Techiman in the Bono Region.

In May 2020, a similar incident happened at Lebanon Zone Two, a suburb of Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.

The incident left 51-year-old Michael Akpeleteh and his two children dead.

Eyewitnesses’ accounts indicated that the wife of the deceased, Michael Akpeleteh, set fire to a gas stove to prepare rice porridge and left it in the care of the children for the market.

According to the eyewitnesses, a few minutes after the woman had left, the gas cylinder exploded, when the husband and his four children were all in the room.

In the Central Region, a similar incident happened.

The July 2020 incident which occurred in the Central Region left two dead and five others with life-threatening injuries.

It was believed that a cylinder belonging to one of the victims may have caused the July 2020, explosion.

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