We thought the world was coming to an end : Gas explosion victim

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Many survivors of Saturday night’s gas explosion at Atomic Junction in Accra, said after the first of two huge explosions shot into the sky, they were running helter-skelter thinking the world is coming to an end.

Samuel Yeboah, a teacher, who is one of the injured victims in the explosion, said although they heard the loud noise of the explosion, they thought the world has come to an end.

“You could even see a pin on the ground at the time although it was in the night so I thought the world has come to an end,” he said in an interview with Graphic Online.

According to him, his lives a stone throw away from the accident scene so when the fire started wafting in the skies, he thought that his house will certainly catch fire, hence, his decision to run away.

He said there was no particular direction one could run to as the firestorms brightened every direction they were running to.

“I was confused at a point because everywhere was brightened by the fire…I didn’t know where the fire was coming from…I was just running and running”, he said.

“I fell down more than four times and hit my toes against stones many times…I thought I will die. In fact, I didn’t know how I got to Ajiriganno from Madina on foot,” he added.

According to him, some of the injured persons were knocked down by moving vehicles.

“It was a chaotic moment, people were running away and the vehicles too were trying to run to safety”, he explained.

He thanked God for saving his life during the gas explosion.

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