Gas Explosion! One Chinese Dead, Two In Critical Condition


Gas explosion in the Wassa Akropong in the Amenfi East District of the Western Region has left one Chinese dead, with two others in critical condition.

The Chinese welders experienced the explosion on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, when an LPG-cylinder they use for their work burst into flames.

The body of the deceased whose name is not readily available has deposited at the mortuary the Wassa-Akropong Government Hospital for autopsy, while the two critically injured; Liung Xan Xen, 52 and Li Fa Ning 43, have since been hospitalized at the same facility. reports that, a thunderous sound and plumes of smoke accompanying the explosion sent residents running for dear life.

Meanwhile, the rented building the Chinese have converted into an all-purpose workshop from where they undertook welding of machines and metal fabrication also suffered extensive damage.

The police are investigating the cause of the explosion said to have occurred shortly before 11am.

Recounting the incident, an eyewitness and elder of the community, Mr. George Cobbinah, explained to that, he made a report of the accident to the police, stating, at 10:30, three were in the building when the unfortunate explosion occurred.

He mentioned that, the resulting debris virtually buried the deceased and smashed vehicles and other properties on the compound.


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