BREAKING: Massive Gas Station Explosion KILLS 7… Authorities Expect Death Toll To RISE [VIDEOS]

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At least seven people were killed and over 130 were injured after a huge explosion at a fuel distribution site in Ghana’s capital, local authorities reported on Sunday.

The Ministry of Information reported that about half of them had already been treated and discharged.

The blast on Saturday evening was heard across much of the city, sending a giant fireball into the sky above the eastern part of Accra and causing frightened residents to flee their homes in large numbers. Others were forcibly evacuated, Reuters reported.

The site includes a liquefied petroleum gas storage depot and two service stations run by state-owned GOIL and oil major Total. It was not immediately clear where or how the explosion began.

Witnesses said people had already began fleeing the area ahead of the blast because of the pungent odor of gas – a factor that likely reduced casualties.

Abu Ramadan, an official with the National Disaster Management Organization, told JoyNews late on Saturday that emergency responders had not been able to gain access a convenience store at the gas station, and that it was unclear whether anyone was inside, New York Times reported.

“This appears to be footage from the explosion in Ghana, matches up with what I’m seeing on social media.”

By late Saturday, officials said the fire was about 95 percent contained and no longer posed a threat.

There’s been a spectacular gas explosion in , . I really hope there are no casualties????????

“Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Deputy info minister: “ Let’s not be in a rush to put out numbers. Our prayers & thoughts must be with those injured”

Atomic Junction gas explosion; the morning after

YouTube video courtesy of MyJoyOnline TV

Morning after the Atomic Junction gas explosion

YouTube video courtesy of GhanaWeb TV

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved.

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