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Gas explosion rocks Ghana’s capital Accra, causing fatalities: government

ACCRA: A natural gas station in Ghana’s capital Accra exploded on Saturday evening, killing an unknown number of people, a government official said. “Unfortunately there are some fatalities and we are working to have the numbers,” Deputy Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told a local radio station. “There are quite a number also injured.” He added that the main blaze was largely under control and that the government planned to release casualty figures on Sunday morning.  Several eyewitnesses told Reuters they had…

Peshawar: Five wounded in cylinder explosion

PESHAWAR: Five people suffered burns as a gas cylinder exploded in Peshawar on Saturday morning, ARY News reported. According to details, the gas cylinder in a house located at Civil Quarters Peshawar exploded due to which five people were seriously injured. Rescue teams arrived at the scene and shifted the injured persons to a hospital, where they are being treated. People resort to use gas cylinders and other means for warming their houses during the cold weather in winter due to chronic shortage of the piped gas…