- Students of UPSA will be embarking on a demonstration following the recent Atomic Junction gas explosion.
- These agitated students want a filling station located behind the university to be closed down
- The full number of persons who died from the Atomic Junction gas explosion is yet to be released
The entire student population of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) are calling off teaching and learning activities as they protest against the situation of a filling station just behind the university following the recent gas explosion at the Atomic Station today, October 9th.
In a press statement, president of the Students Representative Council (SRC) - Justice Gadugah, the students council revealed that several amount of students had been casualties to the recent disaster and that the situation of this Sel Filling Station must be seriously considered by government.
This demonstration will see agitated students dress in red and black as they hold placards with the inscription, Sel Filling Station must be closed down. What this means is that the major streets leading to the UPSA at Legon in Accra are expected to be on a lock down in the wake of this demonstration as all students are being charged to be a part of this protest.
The explosion which occurred on Sunday October 7 sent shock waves to Madina and its environs causing some minor to severe burns to passersby and some food vendors in the area as others also got knocked down by rushing vehicles in a bloody stampede.
So far, the exact number of persons killed in relation to the disaster is yet to be confirmed by the Fire Service and National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) as unconfirmed reports claim the numbers could reach over 10 persons.
Many statesmen and celebrities including past president John Mahama, Captain of the Black Stars Asamoah Gyan and Rapper M.anifest have all expressed their condolence to the bereaved families and sent their warm wishes to the burn victims.
Vice president Mahamudu Bawumia has paid a crucial visit to all victims of the tragedy as he has pledged of government's resolve to fully tackle the issues about the establishment of gas and filling stations at residential areas.
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