Staff of the Total and GOIL filling stations at La in Accra have been evacuated from their stations by Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) officers following fears of a possible gas leakage.
Residents and commuters said they could smell the leaked gas, prompting fears of a similar explosion as the October 7 disaster at Atomic Junction in Madina.
“Everybody has been asked to leave,” an eyewitness whose office is close to the Total filling station told Joy News.
Attendants at the filling stations have left their post as Fire Service officers monitor the situation.
“We just noticed that people were running away from the Total and GOIL filling stations,” the eyewitness said.
“As you cross the road you can even smell the gas which is still very dangerous,” he said adding shops have closed up over the development.