Atomic Junction Explosion: Victim alleges neglect by government; wounds still visible after relocating from hospital

Atomic Junction Explosion: Victim alleges neglect by government; wounds still visible after relocating from hospital

-Victim of the October 7 gas explosion at Atomic Junction recounts ordeal

-He revealed that he had left the hospital and was fending for himself

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Abraham Tetteh, a victim of the Atomic Junction gas explosion that took some lives and injured dozens has opened up on the alleged sheer neglect by local authorities and health workers.

Atomic Junction Explosion: Victim alleges neglect by government; wounds still visible after relocating from hospital

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Speaking in an interview with Joy News’ Maxwell Agbagba, the 32-year old phone dealer and repairer revealed that his wounds had still not healed due to the lack of medical attention.

He revealed that health workers in the hospital he was admitted to told them point blank that there was no monetary aid coming in to support them leading to a shortage in drugs for their treatment.

He said that he had left the hospital to fend for himself because he could not sit to watch what was happening to him.

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Tetteh’s body was still covered in sores that had gone untreated for days and had started generating a stench he said made him feel very ‘bad’.

The major health concern for him was the wound that he suffered at his back which has almost covered all over.

Some fluids were also visibly seen oozing out from wounds on his feet which looked like it was getting infected.

According to him, he was perching in an uncompleted building alleged to belong to the state because he was not getting help from anyone.

In recounting the incident on that fateful day, he revealed that he joined the Oman FM journalist who was filming the incident from the Atomic Junction overpass when the second explosion happened.

He added that the explosion was so hot that it caused the Oman FM cameraman to leap over the overhead leading to his death.

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Two gas filling stations exploded at Atomic Junction after it was reported that a tanker that had come to offload fuel developed a fault leading to the incident.

The accident gained nationwide attention with many statesmen, security personnel and disaster management authorities rushing to the scene to commiserate with bereaved families and also assist those who were injured.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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