BY: KALD | voltaonlinegh.com |
At least three victims of last week’s fire outbreak at the Mighty Gas filling station in Ho have died, information reaching Volta Online indicates.
The victims, two males and a female reportedly gave up their ghosts on Saturday and Tuesday respectively at the Ho Teaching Hospital, where they were receiving treatment with 12 others for injuries sustained in a fire that swept through some vehicles at the Gas station last Wednesday dawn.
A source close to the family the decease woman told Volta online that, the mother of three was at the filling station that morning to buy LPG for her bakery business when the unfortunate incident occurred.
The swift response of personnel of the Ghana National Fire to the incident at the time, curtailed the fire from escalating and resulting a major disaster.
Meanwhile, Volta Online understands two of the victims who are critical condition have been transferred to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, while the rest are responding to treatment at the Teaching Hospital.
Video: CCTV footage of the incident
Below is a statement issued by the Gas Company after the incident last week;
Statement by Mighty Gas Company Limited
For Immediate Release
Date: November 11, 2020.
This statement is to confirm that indeed there was an incident at the LPG filling point at the Mighty Gas station in Ho, near the Ho Teaching Hospital.
The incident occurred in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday November, 11, 2020 at about 5:10am.
The cause of the explosion which injured a few persons, both staff and customers is unknown.
The fire which was restricted to the gas filling point alone due to the safety system put in place by the company was quickly curtailed by the fire service.
The few casualties are currently receiving treatment at the Ho Teaching Hospital and no deaths recorded.
Please note that the cause of the accident is currently unknown and still under investigation by the Ghana Fire Service. Mighty Gas is cooperating with the fire service and other regulatory bodies to ensure a thorough investigation.
Our sincerest sympathies to all injured and the general public of this sad event. We wish casualties a speedy recovery. To ensure continues safety of both staff and customers, the Gas station is closed temporarily to allow for thorough assessment, repairs and improvements.
The general public will be informed of any developments that comes up