Ghana Petrol Station Inferno: Accra Witnesses Questioned

Ghana Petrol Station Inferno: Accra Witnesses Questioned

Firefighters spray water over the remaining structure of a gas station after it exploded in Accra, Ghana, Thursday, June 4, 2015. Flooding in Ghana's capital swept stored fuel into a nearby fire, setting off a huge explosion at a gas station that killed scores of people and set alight neighboring buildings, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)
Firefighters spray water over the remaining structure of a gas station after it exploded in Accra, Ghana, Thursday, June 4, 2015. Flooding in Ghana’s capital swept stored fuel into a nearby fire, setting off a huge explosion at a gas station that killed scores of people and set alight neighboring buildings, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)

(BBC) – Ghanaians are being questioned about the cause of a petrol station fire in the capital, Accra, in which some 150 people died on Wednesday night.

It is believed flood waters carried fuel from a garage storage tank towards a nearby fire, causing the explosion.

But the fire service is trying to establish where exactly it started.

The salvage operation is continuing as residents say they are finding more bodies of victims killed in the fire and the flooding that has hit the city.

Three days of national mourning will start for those all those who died on Monday, once the official death toll is known, the government says.

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