There has been a catastrophic explosion at a fuel station at Atomic Junction, near Madina in Accra. The explosion has left surrounding areas, including hostels of University of Ghana close by, in darkness as the fire destroyed power lines there.
Heat from the explosion is said to have been felt kilometres away, with a mushroom cloud of smoke visible even further away. Videos of the incendent look like scenes from a doomsday movie as residents in the area can be heard screaming and running for their lives amid the ravaging flames.
The situation looks very dire and most Ghanaians can only pray for the ‘best’ even as we fear the worst. Reports on the incident are still very scanty. Below are videos of the incident taken by witnesses on scene and shared on various social media sites.