A Fuel Tanker Explodes on the Kumasi-Accra Highway

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A fuel tanker exploded on the Kumasi-Accra Highway on Monday, April 29. Firefighters from the Suhum Fire Station, led by STNO II Darwah Prince Ofobi, swiftly responded to the emergency involving a Man Diesel fuel tanker with registration GS 5343-18. Responding to a distress call, the firefighters efficiently managed to contain the situation within a short time. The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) stated on its Facebook page that there were no reported injuries. The cause of the explosion is presently being investigated.

“Despite extensive damage to the tanker’s head and its contents, the quick action of the crew prevented a catastrophic explosion of the tanker truck saving the entire bulk and its contents. The swift response of the crew, showcased their dedication and bravery in the face of danger.”

Below is the post by GNFS on Facebook

 

E/R: SUHUM FIREFIGHTERS QUELL TANKER EXPLOSION OFF THE KUMASI-ACCRA HIGHWAY

Responding to a distress fire call on the Accra-Kumasi Highway, firefighters from Suhum Fire Station, led by STNO II Darwah Prince Ofobi, averted a potential disaster involving a blazing Man Diesel Fuel Tanker with registration number GS 5343-18.

Arriving promptly at the scene, the firefighters battled the flames, bringing the situation under control within minutes and extinguishing the fire entirely shortly after. The cause of fire remains under investigation as no injuries were recorded.

Despite extensive damage to the tanker’s head and its contents, the quick action of the crew prevented a catastrophic explosion of the tanker truck saving the entire bulk and its contents.

The swift response of the crew, showcased their dedication and bravery in the face of danger.

Filed by the PRO, Eastern Region (Monday, April 29, 2024)

Source: Citinews

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