Circle Goil station now tourist attraction

People looking at the  burnt filling station

People looking at the
burnt filling station

The Goil filling station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra, where scores of people perished due to the explosion on June 3, has become a tourist attraction.

Since the incident occurred, many people from far and near, have been trooping to the disaster area which has been cordoned off, to see the damage caused.

The place has been designated a ‘disaster zone’ and people are compelled to view the station from a distance.

When the Times visited the area yesterday, many people had gathered under the flyover being constructed at the place, watching in amazement.

A few who spoke to the paper, said they had not loss a relative, but were moved by the magnitude of lives lost to sympathise with the victims and relatives.

Helena Mensah, who claimed to have come from Ashaiman, said she decided to come to observe the real scene, after watching the footage on television.

Meanwhile, the area’s blockage has resulted in a huge vehicular traffic from the Circle towards Accra, since vehicles were being directed to take a detour through the ‘one way’ used by motorists heading towards Circle from Accra.

By Lawrence Markwei

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