The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has closed down the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) refilling plant at Dansoman in Accra that exploded caused the death of one person and several injuries.
The decision was taken in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Ghana National Fire Service and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).
The closure according to the NPA is to allow them evacuate the residual gas in the storage tank.
Some residents in the area have complained about the location of the gas station saying it poses a serious threat to them.
They further pleaded with authorities to take immediate steps to safeguard lives and properties.
A press release jointly issued by the institutions in question, “Customers are therefore advised not to purchase gas from the gas plant in question until further notice.”
The press release also added that an Investigative Committee comprising officers from the regulatory bodies has been set up to undertake detailed investigation and report to the appropriate authorities accordingly.