The Goil filling station near the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange in the city’s down area was being used a shelter from the heavy rains and flooding from several days of flooding in the city was packed with people, cars and buses waiting to leave t their various destinations after the heavy down pour when the explosion occurred.
Till date the source of explosion is still unknown though it is believe to have occurred in the stations fuel tanks. One survivor who narrated the incident claim the lights went out before the explosion but as soon as the power was restored they heard a “Pop” sound and the fire erupted.
About 96 people who were at the shelter were killed by the fire. Due to the heavy down pour, water had mixed with the fuel so when the tanks exploded, the water exacerbated the spread of the fire to various buildings nearby killing additional hundreds of citizens. The heavy down pour and flood made rescue effort difficult. so a lot of the bodies were taking to the Morgue 37 Military hospital
See some Pictures from the sad incident below