At least nine people are reported dead in a gas explosion which occurred at the Tinga market in the Bole district of the Northern Region yesterday.
Eye-witnesses said a fuel tanker travelling to Wa in the Upper West Region exploded on reaching the Tinga market.Many injured persons were sent to the Tinga Hospital for treatment and later transferred to the Bole Government Hospital.
Some of the victims who died have been burnt beyond recognition.
Apart from killing and injuring people, several houses and property were decimated by the explosion.
Fire personnel rushed to the scene to douse the fast-spreading fire.