Fire outbreak at fuel station at Abrofo Mpoano in the Central Region leaves 10 people hospitalized

Fire outbreak at fuel station at Abrofo Mpoano in the Central Region leaves 10 people hospitalized

About 10 people have been hospitalized after they sustained various degree of injuries following a fire outbreak at Abrofo Mpoano near the Cape Coast Castle in the Central Region.

Eyewitnesses say, the fire razed a premix fuel station and destroyed scores of structures including shops in the areas.

They added that, the incident happened immediately after a tanker discharged a premix fuel at the station.

An official of the National Fire Service DO3 Abdul Wasiu Hudu who spoke to Citi News about their operation at the scene said the situation has been brought under control.

“Upon assessment of the situation, we realized they needed assistance because the situation was more than they expected. So we had to deploy two additional fire tenders. So it took us about two hours before we were able to bring the fire under control.”

He indicated that investigation is underway to ascertain actual cause of the fire.

Some outboard motors, a number of canoes and fishing nets are said to have been destroyed by the fire.

Source: Citinewsroom.com