At least 90 killed in Ghana petrol station fire

People try to remove valuables submerged in a flooded street after scores were killed in a petrol station fire in Accra, on June 4, 2015At least 90 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, emergency services said Thursday. The fire broke out at the filling station in the Kwame Nkrumah Circle area of the city late on Wednesday night and is thought to have spread from a nearby residence. Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama described the loss of life as “catastrophic and almost unprecedented”, as he toured the scene of the disaster on Thursday morning.

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