Reports trickling in suggests there is a huge explosion at Atomic Junction, close to the busy Madina Zongo Junction in Accra.Images taken meters from the explosion show a huge ball of fire towering into the Saturday night sky.Traffic on the main Accra Central to Aburi road has been diverted as firefighters battle the raging fire. Reports indicate many casualties but Myjoyonline.com cannot independently verify this yet. Eye-witnesses say the explosion struck when a gas tanker was offloading its contents at a station.The fire instantly spread to a fuel station opposite the gas filling station.
Ferocious fireballs flew into the air changing the skyline and turning it into a hazy cloud.Hundreds of residents in and around Madina, Atomic Junction and a section of the main campus of the University of Ghana, Legon are said to have fled their homes following the explosion that occurred at a gas station.
This image was taken meters away from the site of the explosion.
As pandemonium broke out, three people, said to be students of the University of Ghana, were knocked down by a commercial vehicle. The extent of their injuries is not certain.But for the timely intervention of the police, the driver of the bus (picture below) would have sped away.