- A gas explosion last Tuesday left over 100 people injured, with over 70 of them now discharged
- Zen Petroleum donated items to the four hospitals housing the victims to assist in their treatment
- An investigation into the cause of the explosion was launched last week
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On Tuesday, May 11, a gas explosion at the OLAM Oil depot left over a 100 people injured along the Sekondi-Takoradi highway, including some fire fighters injured during their attempt to fight the blaze from the explosion.
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The injured were rushed to the Effia Nkwanta regional hospital to receive treatment, with about 70 persons now discharged.
Currently, 19 people have still remain at the hospital, receiving treatment for various degrees of injuries from the explosion.
On Friday, May 12 however, representatives from Zen Oil donated some items worth GH C11,000 to the recuperating victims to assist in their treatment.
The donation, according to a report by Graphic Online, was delivered to four hospitals including the Takoradi Hospital, the New Takoradi Hospital and Effia Nkwanta Hospital.
A cheque of GHC 5,000 was also donated to the Ghana National Fire Service to aid in the treatment of the fire fighters injured during their job.
There have been calls for safety measures to be strictly enforced at gas stations and filling stations across the country, following the recent spike in explosions such as these.
The most recent incident was in December 2016, when a gas tanker malfunction during its offload ad exploded near the La Trade Fair center.
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