At least 90 killed in Ghana petrol station fire

At least 90 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, emergency services said June 4.   The fire broke out at the filling station in the Kwame Nkrumah Circle area of the city late on June 3 night and is thought to have spread from a nearby residence.

At least 78 killed in blast at Ghana gas station: Fire service

An explosion at a gas station in Ghana's capital killed at least 78 people late on June 3, many of whom had sought shelter there from torrential rain, a fire brigade spokesman said. 

The blast was caused by a fire that erupted in a nearby lorry terminal at around 10 p.m. (2200 GMT) then spread to the gas station and other buildings in Accra, Prince Billy Anaglate told JOYFM radio.