- A gas explosion at Ablekuma, a suburb of Accra, has claimed the lives of a police officer and that of three children
- The incident is said to have happened on January 5, 2020, while she was cooking for her family
- Her eldest child is reported to have died while trying to rescue his struggling mother and siblings
News reaching YEN.com.gh has revealed that a gas explosion at Ablekuma, a suburb of Accra, has claimed the lives of a police officer and that of three children.
The incident is said to have happened on the first Sunday of the year, January 5, 2020, while she was cooking for her family.
The deceased policewoman has been identified as Inspector Kata Abban while her children were identified as; 21-year-old Emmanuel Agyei, 11-year-old Joyce Abban and nine-year-old Ebenezer Abban.
According to a report by Adomfmonline, the gas explosion occurred after the mother and her children returned from church that Sunday.
Her eldest child, a student at the Ghana Telecom University, is reported to have died while trying to rescue his struggling mother and siblings.
Meanwhile, the 11-year-old was washing dishes when the incident happened, the report added.
According to Graphic Online among the dead are 20 males, 11 females and three children.
Further information reveals that 29 people died on the spot while the remaining died at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
Eyewitnesses said both drivers died instantly with one of them having his body trapped in the mangled vehicle.
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