4 de@d in Gas explosion at Takoradi days after a gas explosion in Bogoso.
A family of four was murdered in a fire that overtook a leased residence in Effia in the Western Region’s Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality as some three other occupants in the same flat were injured to varying degrees and were admitted to the hospital for treatment.
According to the landlord, he woke up to shouts and screams of tenants crying for help.
The cause of the explosion is yet to be known but at the time of this report about people were reported dead.
The deceased are a mother, father, daughter, and grandchild.
The landlord was heard saying
“I was in my room when I heard the noise of an exploded gas cylinder. I came out and saw smoke all over, other tenants came around and we tried to rescue those who were trapped in the rooms. We were able to save some of them through the window but one woman and her daughter were still in their room. We could not save them on time,”
Irene Abban, an eye witness narrated that “When the fire started, we called the [Ghana National] Fire Service but no one was responding. They arrived at the scene late. We tried our best to save a woman who was lying in one of the rooms but all efforts proved unsuccessful,”