In today’s news, more than 70 people have been feared dead in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital city of Accra.
The Ghana National Fire Service has confirmed that over 75 bodies have been retrieved from the debris of the GOIL filling station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra that caught fire on Wednesday June 3rd, 2015.
Graphic footage aired on national television showed corpses being piled into the back of a pickup truck and other bodies trapped amid the debris.
Neighboring buildings that had caught fire burned into the night as floodwaters around the site hampered recovery efforts.
The cause of the overnight explosion was not immediately known but neighbors said that many people had taken shelter at the station amid torrential rains and flooding.