3 UDS Female Students Injured In Gas Explosion

Victims of the gas explosionA gas explosion at a residence at Dobile, a suburb of Wa, in the Upper West Region on Tuesday, has injured three female students of the University for Development Studies.

Grace Ankrah, Beatrice Bamfo and Bridget Pamhilia Boateng, all third year students of the university, sustained injuries on their faces, arms, legs and other parts of their bodies.

They were airlifted to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after initial treatment at the Wa Regional Hospital.

An eyewitness, who is also a student and a neighbour of the victims, told The Ghanaian Times that he heard an explosion on Tuesday between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m., accompanied by fire.

He said he rushed to the scene and assisted in rescuing the ladies.

According to him, the fire started from a room close to the entrance of the house, forcing the victims to take cover in a nearby room.

He said personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) arrived at the scene after neighbours had managed to bring the fire under control and rescued the ladies.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Daniel Kwantwi of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Regional Police Command, who confirmed the story to The Ghanaian Times, said that the cause of the fire was not immediately known.

He said investigations were underway by the Ghana National Fire Service to ascertain the cause of the explosion to enable precautionary measures to be taken to avert the recurrence of such an incident.

The victims were yesterday morning airlifted to Accra for further treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

From Lydia Darlington Fordjour, Wa



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