Accra, – More than 120 people were injured Tuesday in a gas explosion in Ghana’s western seaport of Sekondi-Takoradi, some 220 kilometres west of the capital, Accra.

Doctors at Effia Nkwanta Hospital told dpa that staff there had treated 122 people for various degrees of injuries.

Firefighters had been called to extinguish a blaze at a company site when a larger, second explosion occurred, Emmanuel Bonney, a spokesman for the Western Regional Fire Service, told dpa.

“Many people, including the crew fighting the fire and those on the streets, sustained injuries,” Bonney said, adding that the fire had spread to the street and razed a nearby warehouse.

It was not yet clear what caused the explosion. Fire personnel said an investigation had been launched.(QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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