- Almost half of a village has been burnt to ashes after a fuel tanker exploded
- Unfortunately, three people were charred to death with a number of houses getting burnt
- Fortunately, most of the residents escaped unhurt, as they were not at home at the time of the accident
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News reaching YEN.com.gh has revealed that almost half of a village has been burnt to ashes after a fuel tanker skidded off the road in an accident and exploded.
According to a report filed by Graphiconline, the fuel tanker, which was reportedly running at top speed, negotiated a curve and came face to face with a Ford passenger bus heading towards Kumasi.
In an attempt to avoid running into the bus, the tanker driver swerved to the other lane, but not before hitting the oncoming bus and falling into a ditch, spilling the fuel.
The tanker was reportedly en route Tepa on its journey from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region when the incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m on Monday, May 24, 2021.
The driver of the tanker, his mate, and one toddler, Kofi Owusu, two years old, perished in the inferno, which lasted many hours.
According to an eyewitness who was narrating the incident, the tanker driver and his mate were trapped in the tanker after it fell.
A number of households were rendered homeless with personal property worth thousands of cedis lost in the process.
In the report filed by Graphiconline, a visit to the village showcased a scene of burnt carcasses of animals and burnt down houses, with most residents wailing and counting their losses in lives and property.
Fortunately, most of the residents escaped unhurt, as they were not at home at the time of the accident.
The Director-General of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Nana Agyemang Prempeh, said the pressing issue at the time was to find a place for affected people to lay their heads while the organisation provides them with some relief items.
He said he had asked NADMO headquarters for some blankets, mosquito nets, mattresses, and other relief items to be given to the affected residents.
Twene Jonas jabbed the person who said he had cursed him and said even the Asantehene was his staunch supporter.
He said it was because of him that the Asantehene said 30% of his own people knew the people responsible for destroying Ghana's water bodies with galamsey activities.
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