Over 100 killed in fuel station explosion in Ghana’s capital

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Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the wreck of a vehicle after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Vehicle fire . (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

Over 100 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana’s capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed.

Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the wreck of a vehicle after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the wreck of a vehicle after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

Prince Billy Anaglatey, the deputy public relations officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency was alerted last night but has not been able to put out the fire until Thursday morning.
Rescue workers are still retrieving bodies from debris of the station owned by Ghana’s state oil company GOIL.
Witnesses said many victims were taking shelter at the station due to days of heavy downpours that have triggered widespread flood and paralyzed public transport in the city. Enditem
 Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows houses that were damaged after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows houses that were damaged after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

A Rescue worker carries the body of a three-year-old victim that was killed after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana, June 4, 2015.Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
A Rescue worker carries the body of a three-year-old victim that was killed after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana, June 4, 2015.Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the wreck of a motorbike after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the wreck of a motorbike after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
The site of explosion is seen at a fuel station in Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2015. Over 96 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana's capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei) (djj)
The site of explosion is seen at a fuel station in Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2015. Over 96 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana’s capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei) (djj)
Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the wreck of a vehicle after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows the wreck of a vehicle after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Rescuers transfer victims' bodies from the site of explosion at a fuel station in Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2015. Over 96 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana's capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei) (djj)
Rescuers transfer victims’ bodies from the site of explosion at a fuel station in Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2015. Over 96 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana’s capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei) (djj)
A victim's relative mourns at the site of explosion of a fuel station in Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2015. Over 96 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana's capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei) (djj)
A victim’s relative mourns at the site of explosion of a fuel station in Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2015. Over 96 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana’s capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei) (djj)
 Rescuers transfer a victim's body from the site of explosion at a fuel station in Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2015. Over 96 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana's capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei) (djj)
Rescuers transfer a victim’s body from the site of explosion at a fuel station in Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2015. Over 96 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana’s capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei) (djj)
Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows a grocery store that was damaged after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows a grocery store that was damaged after a fuel station explosion in Accra, capital of Ghana. Over 96 people were killed in a fuel station explosion in Accra, official of the fire service confirmed. Prince Billy Anaglatey, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said the agency retrieved the bodies from the debris of the Goil filling station located at the circle on Wednesday night. A large number of the victims were seeking refuge at the fuel station after a heavy downpour when the explosion occurred. Many parts of Accra were completely submerged after several hours of torrential rains on Wednesday night leaving many roads impassable and residents homeless. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
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