9 dead - Trade fair gas explosion update

9 dead - Trade fair gas explosion update

According to reports, the number of deaths resulting from last Thursday's gas explosion at the Louis Gas filling station has risen by a count of four.

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9 dead - Trade fair gas explosion update

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Following Thursday's explosion, 42 individuals were rushed to various medical facilities including 37 Military Hospital, and the Police Hospital in Cantonments to receive emergency treatment. Five other people, were confirmed dead and taken to the police hospital morgue.

According to reports from popular media outlets, the four new fatalities bring the total number of fatalities to 9.

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The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital received six out of the total number of casualties, half of whom is said to have suffered 80 burn.

Certain politicians have paid courtesy visits to the afflicted victims to show solidarity, President John Mahama, and Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia being two of them.

Government has stated, through the health minister, that it intends to bear the total cost of all the medical attention accrued by the trade fair fire victims

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9 dead - Trade fair gas explosion update

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