This is a personal experience from what I saw after the explosion on the night of 7th October 2017 at 19:30 hrs.
At evandy hostel in Legon few minutes after rehearsing with the choir, we saw students moving out of their rooms and after lights went off we saw yellowish lightening in the sky slightly above the evandy hostel building. What happened could best be described as a scene in a war movie. Students left their rooms and headed towards the University of Ghana Campus to seek refuge.
Few minutes after making a call to a friend home to ensure everything was fine, we got an information from some people driving from Atomic junction, Madina area that there had been a Gas explosion over there.
THE RAMBO STYLE ESCAPE
I felt severe heat shortly and when I turned I saw a huge ball of fire and from that moment I was more like a Sylvester Stallone a.k.a Rambo finding his way out from a war zone in a movie. I had to run for my life.
Over 1000 students at the hostel left their properties and doors unlocked because, lives are more important. Meanwhile the cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained.
What happened tonight was dreadful and traumatic.
Not long ago there was a Gas explosion at Trade Fair in La and lifes were lost.
A very important question to ask is ”Have authorities not taken good safety measures?
If they havent then we are at risk of losing more lives and properties in the future.
A friend had to run in his pyjamas to go and lodge in a hotel, while others had to travel about 3miles to seek refuge.
ARE WE SAFE IN GHANA?
IS THE GAS EXPLOSION GOING TO CONTINUE?
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