Fuel tanker catches fire at Kaase in Kumasi

Fuel tanker catches fire at Kaase in Kumasi

Fuel tanker believed to be discharging fuel to a tricycle has been guttered with fire at Kaase near Asokwa in Kumasi in the Ashanti region but Police say there was no casualty.

The Police on Facebook said, “at about 5:30 pm a fuel tanker that was discharging fuel to some tricycles at Kaase caught fire, today January 21, 2022.”

According to the police “few people are believed to have sustained some injuries. “Thankfully, “no persons have been reported dead.”

The Police say they are at the scene to manage the situation, however, the tanker driver and the tricycle rider involved in the fuel discharge are at large.

“Meanwhile, we are investigating and full details will be given in due course.”

This comes just a day after a mining explosive vehicle on its way from Tarkwa to Chirano mines collided with a motorcycle, causing an explosion.

So far, 13 people have been confirmed dead in relation to that accident with over 50 others receiving treatment at various health facilities.

Speaking to journalists on Friday, January 21, 2022, the Director-General, Public Affairs Directorate of the Police Service, ACP Kwasi Ofori said “It was misreported that they were dead but when they were taken to the hospital, the medical officers certified that they were not clinically dead and as such, they were admitted and treatment is ongoing. So it is 13 and we should take note of that.”

Source: Richard Mensah Adonu | Join our Telegram Group

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