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Ghana’s Capital Rocked By Huge Gas Blasts

Several explosions have rocked a fuel depot in Ghana’s capital Accra, leaving at least six people dead.

The blasts sent a giant fireball into the sky and forced residents to flee the Atomic Junction area, in the north-east of the city, officials say.

The incident happened at about 19:30 GMT on Saturday, reportedly as a tanker delivering natural gas caught fire.

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Six people were confirmed killed in the incident in the suburb of Legon, and at least 35 others were injured.

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The first blast reportedly triggered a second explosion and a fire at a petrol station nearby.

Many of those evacuated were students at the University of Ghana, which is sited in the area.

In June 2015, about 150 died in a fire at a petrol station in the city.

A police vehicle drives on the site of an explosion in Accra on October 8, 2017 a day after a gas tanker caught fire, triggering explosions at two fuel stations
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