President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to President Nana Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana over the gas explosions that rocked Legon suburb of Accra on Saturday, October 7, 2017.
In a telephone call on Sunday, President Buhari told his Ghanaian counterpart that his personal thoughts and prayers, as well as that of all Nigerians, are with our Ghanaian brothers and sisters as they mourn their loved ones.
The President further prayed that Ghanaians, who are known for their extraordinary strength and resilience, will overcome this disaster and rise above the losses the country had suffered in recent times from gas-related explosions.
President Akufo-Addo thanked President Buhari for his comforting and kind words.
Seven people reportedly died and 132 injured after two huge explosions at a fuel distribution site in Accra, Ghana’s capital.
Reports say that the blasts sent a giant fireball into the sky above the eastern part of Accra, causing residents to flee their homes in large numbers.
Police said the blasts happened in the Atomic Junction roundabout area of Legon, in Northeast Accra, at about 7:30pm.
About half of the casualties had already been treated and discharged.