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    Krofrom: Cars, shops burnt in gas filling station explosion

    A gas filling station at Krofrom in the Ashanti Region caught fire on Tuesday morning after an explosion. Some cars and nearby shops are said to have been affected by the raging inferno.

    Citi News’ Ashanti Regional Correspondent, Hafiz Tijani, said there are unconfirmed reports of some casualties.

    Hafiz said although the cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained, he said eyewitnesses claimed it started from the emergency room where the gas cylinders are refilled. He added that the gas filling station is located between two washing bays.

    “It happened around 8am and it’s not so clear what sparked this fire. We have some shops close to the washing bay. Now that is where the fire service is trying to douse the fire. I can see flames bellowing from some shops close to the washing bay and the Fire Service team just came in with another tender trying to put the fire off. For the gas filling station, all the facilities here have been razed including some cars that came to refill their cylinders.”

    He said some nearby shops are still burning, but the fire service has contained the situation at the gas filling station.

    Source : citinewsroom.com

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