More than 150 killed in Ghana petrol station blast, floods

Policemen stand guard as rescuers work on the site where at least 90 people were killed in a petrol station fire in Accra, on June 4, 2015More than 150 people have died in a devastating petrol station blast during heavy flooding in Ghana’s capital, prompting the nation’s leader to call three days of national mourning over the “catastrophic” loss of life. The fire hit a filling station in Accra late on Wednesday, causing an explosion at the pumps that killed dozens of people seeking shelter from torrential rains and widespread flooding in the area that also claimed numerous victims. Sixty people have been taken to the hospital,” Red Cross disaster management coordinator Francis Obeng told AFP Friday, raising the toll from Thursday’s count of at least 90 killed.

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