- The gas station owner says he warned businesses not to develop around the fuel station
- He says he has lost his entire investments in the deadly explosion
The owner of the Atomic Junction gas station has finally spoken over 12 hours after the deadly fuel station explosion.
The business man says he earlier warned persons creating businesses around his fuel station about the dangers but he was ignored.
Mr George Owusu in his first interview with Onua FM in Accra disclosed that he became alarmed at the rate at which business were cropping around his fuel station.
He said he followed up the matter and lodged official complaint at the Legon Police station but developers refused to heed to his advice.
“About four weeks ago I reported [to the Legon Police Station] that there is a gas filling station so they should not do business around,” Mr. Owusu lamented.
Mr. Owusu who was clearly traumatized in his interview disclosed that he has lost his entire investments in the deadly explosion running into millions of dollars.
The Mansco Gas Station at the Madina-Atomic Junction near University of Ghana yesterday went up in flames in a deadly explosion.
So far six people have been confirmed dead in the disaster. Whiles over 45 persons are also responding to treatment at the 37 Military, Ridge and Legon hospitals.
The fire also gutted some businesses and shops around the gas station including 20 vehicles in the process.
Meanwhile, some fire experts and government officials including the MP of the area, Mr Boakye Agyako have since visited the scene to inspect extent of damage.
The Ayawaso MP in his earlier observation has hinted that the cause of the explosion may not necessarily be about the location of the fuel station but due to someone’s “carelessness”.
He said there will be a thorough investigations into the matter and person whose actions led to the disaster will be held responsible.
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