Ghana gas station explosions kills at least 7, injures dozens

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A tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in Ghana on Saturday killed at least seven people, officials said.

A tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in Ghana on Saturday killed at least seven people, officials said. (AP)

Authorities in Ghana say at least seven people have died and dozens were injured after an explosion at a gas station in a suburb of the capital.

Ghana's Information Ministry said Sunday that 68 people were hospitalized following the accident and dozens of others were treated and released.

Dramatic video of the explosion late Saturday posted on social media showed a blazing mushroom cloud.

In this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, photo, the scene of an explosion is seen in Accra, Ghana. A tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in Ghana late Saturday, followed by a secondary blast, has left a number of casualties in the Legon suburb in northwest Accra, authorities said. (Accra FM via AP)

A tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in Ghana late Saturday, followed by a secondary blast, killed seven people and injured dozens others, officials said. (AP)

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia visited the site early Sunday where he said that gas explosions have "become one too many." He cited eight explosions over the past three years in the West African country.

A June 2015 explosion killed more than 150 people as many were seeking shelter from a storm at the gas station when that tragedy occurred.

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