Accra was thrown into massive panic last night as two gas stations at Atomic Junction (Accra) exploded, reportedly claiming 6 lives and leaving several dozens injured/ displaced.
It remains unclear what triggered the fire. The explosion occurred at the MANSCO gas station at Atomic Junction, and caught an adjacent fuel station.
Rapper M.anifest tweets that he had to to evacuate his residence, fearing for his life.
Several celebrities, including Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo have all reacted to the disaster. Read a selection of their tweets below:
The news of last night’s gas explosion at Atomic Junc, resulting in the loss of 4 lives & injuries to several others, has left me devastated
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) October 8, 2017
— Mr Meister (@mistameister) October 7, 2017
Gas explosion at a filling station in the Madina area feared to be spreading to close areas. Spread updates for safety pic.twitter.com/914MPC9WPP
— Ameyaw Debrah (@ameyaw112) October 7, 2017
Please stay away from the Legon-Madina-Adenta area.
There have been two explosions already.
Please spread the word. pic.twitter.com/5ftepW5o6D
— Antoine Mensah (@antoine_mensah) October 7, 2017
GAS EXPLOSION IN LEGON ATOMIC AREA…PLEASE BE SAFE 😱 pic.twitter.com/yfRwhPuUy2
— The Kubolor (@wanlov) October 7, 2017
Mercy upon the city tonight.
Let’s keep away from Legon/Madina until the situation is under control.
So sorry for all affected.
Smh. When? pic.twitter.com/P5viXZh1CU
— C-Real 🇬🇭 (@C_RealMC) October 7, 2017
— Bernard Avle (@benkoku) October 7, 2017
Ok this doesn’t look good. Kindly stay away from the Madina Atomic Junction Area. Huge gas explosion. Kindly check on family and friends pic.twitter.com/NQV39ukP3w
— Lexis Bill (@lexisbill) October 7, 2017
Sincere condolences to the families of those who died following the gas explosion near Atomic Junction. May their deaths not be in vain.
— Kafui Dey (@KafuiDey) October 8, 2017
Please be safe out there… please #prayforGhana 🇬🇭🙏🏾🙏🏾
— JOSELYN DUMAS (@Joselyn_Dumas) October 7, 2017
Heart goes out To everyone Affected by the explosion wish everyone Safety 🙏🏿 hope its put out ASAP!!
— Outernational Eazi (@mreazi) October 7, 2017
— HIGHEST ➕ (@sarkodie) October 8, 2017