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6 vehicles burnt to ashes in a fuel tanker explosion

img-20161214-wa0002Six vehicles, a house and a shop have been completely burnt into ashes after an Accra-Burkinabe bound Fuel Tanker exploded into flames at Ejisu-Besease on the Kumasi-Accra road.


The inferno which started at about 10:30 pm on Monday saw the entire Ejisu-Besease Township awaking from their sleep to stay vigil till Tuesday morning until Fire Service personnel managed to bring the fire under control.


img-20161214-wa0003But that was after personnel, with reinforcement from Konongo and Kumasi fiercely battled the fire for about three hours after responding swiftly to distress calls.


Residents for fear of being potential fire victims run helter skelter as they searched for safer grounds several meters away from the fire scene.


Two big explosions which caused foundation of houses to tremble followed the fire, forcing the Accra-Kumasi road to close for traffic.


The driver of the truck is said to have detected leakage of the tanker at Manhyia, about 6 kilometers from the fire scene.





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