A gas explosion has occurred at Krofrom-Tafo in the Ashanti Region today November 20, 2018. Casualty figures in the Trinity Oil Gas station fire at Krofurom Tuesday morning have risen.
Twelve victims, including a security officer at the station, sustained various degrees of injuries from the inferno which started at about 7: 40 a.m.
The explosion happened at the Trinity Oil filling station left three people severely injured with some cars burnt to ashes.
According to a report on Joy FM, the cause of the explosion has not been given yet.
An eyewitness said the fire started from the emergency room where the gas cylinders are refilled.
Nine vehicles, mainly commercial taxi cabs, also burned to a crisp, which threatened to spread to a nearby basic school.
Residents in nearby homes who first felt the pungent smell of the gas leakage took refuge to avoid been caught in the explosion.
The fire service have also been at the scene and tried all means to put off the fire.
Reports also say some nearby shops are still burning, but the fire service has contained the situation well.