- Three people have lost their lives after a fuel tanker exploded at Onyina Nofo in the Ahafo Ano South West District of the Ashanti Region
- The three include the tanker driver, his assistant (mate), and a two-year-old boy from the community
- Seven others were injured with some houses also getting burnt as a result of the explosion
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Disaster has struck Onyina Nofo, a community in the Ahafo Ano South West District of the Ashanti Region.
Three people, including a driver, his assistant (mate), and a two-year-old boy, have perished after a freak accident on Monday, May 24, 2021.
The three lost their lives after a tanker travelling through the village exploded. The two-year-old boy is said to be living in the community.
According to a report YEN.com.gh sighted on Adomonline.com, eyewitnesses have indicated that the fuel tanker skidded off the road after losing its balance.
The tanker exploded in the process, burning the driver, his mate, and the two-year-old boy.
Apart from the three, seven other people who were severely affected by the explosion and sustained various degrees of injuries have been transported to the hospital for treatment.
The explosion has also rendered a number of people homeless after their houses got torched.
As at the time of the report, three children were still thought to be missing.
Photos from the explosion which have popped up show the devastation it has brought to the village.
In a similar sad story, three people were recently burnt to death after an accident at Spintex in Accra.
The three who were travelling in a Mercedes-Benz saloon car had their vehicle running into a 20-footer container that had fallen onto the road in an earlier accident.
Immediately after the collision, the Benz took a wrongful turn, run into two other vehicles, before catching fire.
Three people aboard the Benz got burnt to death while two other passengers were rescued from the vehicle.
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Source: Yen Ghana