Trade Fair Fire Akufo-Addo visits La gas explosion victims

According to him, it should have been a timing of rejoicing and merry-making and “if you have the experience these people are having, it is very unfortunate.”

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President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has paid a visit to the victims of the La gas explosion incident.

 

Accompanied by the vice president-elect, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, to the 37 Military Hospital, Akufo-Addo said he was saddened by the incident, especially at the timing of it.

According to him, it should have been a time of rejoicing and merry-making and “if you have the experience these people are having, it is very unfortunate.”

 

Akufo-Addo said he came to express consolation and sympathy to the victims, adding that he felt awful when he heard the news.

So far, nine people had died from the disaster which occurred last week, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

More than 40 victims of the explosion are currently on admission at various hospitals in Accra including the 37 Military hospital, Police hospital, La general hospital and the Korle-Bu teaching hospital.

 

Earlier, the president-elect in a series of the tweet, expressed “deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery.”

He also called for the strict enforcement of and adherence to safety regulations.

 

He said: “It is about time we take a second look at the citing of gas stations in our country, and ensure the strict enforcement of and adherence to safety regulations, so as to forestall the occurrence of any more of such avoidable incidents.”

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