Tema Motorway sealed after Gas tanker overturns

Tema Motorway sealed after Gas tanker overturns

An accident involving a gas tanker on the Accra-Tema Motorway has left the stretch leading in and out of the Tema general area sealed off.

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According to eyewitness reports, the tanker somersaulted around 6:30am on Monday morning, blocking one side of the Motorway which has caused the heavy vehicular traffic on that stretch.

Tema Motorway sealed after Gas tanker overturns

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The Deputy Tema Regional Fire Officer, Timothy Osafo Affum, confirmed this on Onua FM , and explained that they have sealed off the Accra-Tema section of the Motorway to avoid any fatalities.

According to him, the tanker [number not disclosed] was carrying gas from Accra to Tema but somersaulted around the Klagon section of the road.

The Fire Officer said officers from his outfit and the police rushed to the scene after they received a tip about the accident.

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In order to avert any casualty, he advised, all drivers using the Accra-Tema side of the motorway should find alternative routes.

Mr. Osafo Affum said arrangements are being made for another gas tanker to come off-load the gas from the accident tanker before the road will be opened.

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Tema Motorway sealed after Gas tanker overturns

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