2 DEAD, 1 INJURED IN WA PETROL TANKER EXPLOSION
Two persons have died in Wa in the Upper West Region following a blast of a petrol tanker.
According to reports, the two identified as Amidu, 24 and Issahaku, 20, were welding leakages on the tanker at the Wa Magazine when the explosion happened.
Another person, who was passing by when the explosion occurred sustained burns on his left arm.
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The incident shocked workers at the industrial site bringing activities to a halt.
One eye witness recounted that workers were in their shops when they heard the blast.
After rushing to the scene they saw one of the victims had passed while the other was stuck in the tanker, alive.
However, the workers could not touch the tanker to pull him out because of the heat, he said.
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Another eyewitness said they had to force their way through the hot tanker alongside the fire service persons to rescue the victim who was badly injured.
Unfortunately, he passed away when he was sent to the Wa Municipal Hospital, he added.
The workers therefore appealed to the government to site a clinic, fire stations, ambulance services at the magazine to give emergency services to victims of the of the numerous accidents that may occur at the industrial site.
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