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One more dead as krofrom gas explosion death toll rises to 2

One more person has died  following the gas explosion at Krofrom in Kumasi in the Ashanti region which occurred on Tuesday.

The second victim of the explosion died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Wednesday morning.

Eleven others are still on admission being treated of serious injuries.

Meanwhile, officials of the National Petroleum Authority and Environmental Protection agency have arrived at the scene of explosion as investigations continue into the accident.

The gas station is situated in a residential area surrounded by schools, churches and a car washing bay.

Residents in the area are calling for the immediate relocation of the gas station. Some residents who had gone to pick up their wards at a school located right next to the gas station asked government to intervene.

Mayor of Kumasi Osei Assibey who visited the scene of the accident said the unfortunate incident re-emphasises the need for the implementation of the Cylinder recirculation module

Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional NADMO coordinator Kwabena Nsenkyire is blaming the KMA, EPA and the NPA for failing to implement crucial laws governing operations of gas outlets in the country.

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