The Biriwa portion of the Cape Coast – Mankessim highway in the Central region was closed to traffic for hours on the evening of Wednesday, April 19, 2023, to enable personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service avert a fuel tanker explosion which had involved in an accident.
Farmers and all other potential fire threats in and around the area were also evacuated from the vicinity to avoid any disaster after scene risk assessment by the Fire Service.
The situation created heavy vehicular traffic on the night.
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The bulk oil tank that was travelling from Atuabo in the Western region to Tema had fallen on the road which needed the fire service to cool the tanker with foam compound and water mist to avert any explosion.
The Central Regional Public Relations Department of the Ghana National Fire Service explained that the cause of the accident is under police investigation.
They said “the driver who was travelling from Atuabo to Tema sustained some minor injuries as a result of the crash.”
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Meanwhile, the condensate was transferred into a new fuel tanker.
By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|Onuaonline.com|Ghana